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A cardinal feature of adaptive CD8+ T cell (also known as killer T cells) responses to infection is the rapid initiation of a proliferative response...

Children presenting with suspected developmental or learning disabilities often present with underlying motor, sensory and perceptual skill problems...

This project aims to determine the molecular structure of the interface between novel peptide self-assemblies and cell membranes through x-ray...

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a core component of the therapeutic management of people chronic respiratory disease. A program of exercise and education...
Supervisor: Dr Narelle Cox

**New Projects On Offer for 2025** Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a genetically heterogenous disorder characterised by striking facial features and multi...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

The objective of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the regulation of glyoxalase (GLO1), an enzyme that plays a crucial role in...
Supervisor: Dr Carlos Rosado

Many pregnancies in the first year after a birth are unintended, and can place significant physical, social and financial strain on women and their...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Botfield

Clinical practice guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations to inform healthcare decision making and optimise patient care. They are...
Supervisor: Dr Anneliese Synnot

Incomplete reporting of systematic reviews prevents users of the report from being able to fully interpret the findings and understand the...
Supervisor: Dr Matthew Page

The early life microbiome is highly dynamic in healthy full-term infants as well as in preterm infants. As such, the microbiome is extremely...
Supervisor: Professor Marcel Nold

Exosomes are secreted by most cells and have untapped immunomodulatory activity. Cell therapy can be toxic and generate a lower degree of therapeutic...
Supervisor: Dr Kim O'Sullivan

Bacteria secrete vesicles that traffic toxins to mitochondria of macrophages. This project will investigate how vesicle-delivered toxins kill...
Supervisor: Dr Thomas Naderer

The research of my group focuses on sleep in infants and children. This is of the utmost importance to the health of every baby and child. Sleep is...

**$5,000 Scholarship on Offer to Successful Honours Candidate** Early identification and referral of patients with unmet needs to supportive...
Supervisor: Dr Liane Ioannou

Bats are a major reservoir of viruses such as Hendra virus, Ebola virus, and coronaviruses that are pathogenic in humans but not in bats. The reason...

Traditionally, the ischemic penumbra has been analyses using volumetric approach. Information on neuroanatomy and vascular anatomy are not used in...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

This PhD will extend the work that is already done in terms of developing Bayesian spatio-temporal models which incorporate individual level data and...

The neural pathways that mediate appetite control many other functions, including mood, motivation, memory, attention and arousal, suppression of...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Lockie

Motorised mobility scooters (MMS) offer many mobility benefits for older Australians who no longer drive, including maintenance of independent travel...
Supervisor: Dr Linda Barclay

Globally, stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. Prevention of stroke involves the management of modifiable risk factors through...
Supervisor: Dr Lachlan Dalli

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