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A biomarker is an objectively measured characteristic of a normal or pathologic biological process. The development of novel interventions to treat,...

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has a mortality rate 12 times higher than the annual death rate from all causes in females aged 15 to 24. Currently, there is...

PROJECT SUMMARY Certain beneficial foods taste bitter (e.g. cruciferous vegetables, grapefruit), however, throughout evolutionary history,...

We have opportunities for suitable candidates to undertake a PhD in the Blood Synergy research program based at Monash University. The Blood...
Supervisor: Professor Erica Wood

Low back pain is a major public health problem worldwide, resulting in significant disability and financial costs. No one factor has found to be a...
Supervisor: Professor Anita Wluka

Young elite rowers accrue greater areal bone mineral density (aBMD) associated with mechanical loading. However, it is unknown whether retired elite...
Supervisor: Dr Ayse Zengin

Schizophrenia is a complex neuropsychiatric condition with a broad symptom profile, and current treatments are inadequate in many patients. In...

Friedreich ataxia, spinocerebellar ataxia’s (SCA’s), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) are rare diseases...
Supervisor: Dr Ian Harding

Had a lightsabre accident? No worries! Prosthetic limbs for amputees can be controlled by converting signals from the brain via electric signals in...
Supervisor: Dr Ben Sinclair

Announcing an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to work with individuals with Huntington’s disease on a cognitive brain training study....

Obesity is an enormous health concern, both in Australia and worldwide. Our laboratory recently published a function for the ETS-5 transcription...

Adipose tissue plays an important role in the development of obesity and its related diseases. In addition to its function as a thermal regulator and...
Supervisor: A/Prof Brian Drew

Organic bioelectronics studies the development of devices that translate an electrical signal into a physiological response from cells, tissues or...
Supervisor: Dr Mark Del Borgo

This project explores: (1) the physical and mental health needs of paramedic students to function safely in the paramedic industry, and (2) methods...
Supervisor: Dr Simon Sawyer

Foot pain is a common problem, affecting Australians of all ages. Despite this, there is little known about its impact or risk factors, across the...
Supervisor: Professor Anita Wluka

Decline in cognitive function can become increasingly common with advanced age. Severe decline in cognition which impacts daily functioning...
Supervisor: A/Prof. Joanne Ryan

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterised by extreme self-control, partly generated by exaggerated prefrontal cortex activity, which leads to inflexible...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Foldi

Transitive inference is a fundamental cognitive function and the basis of deductive reasoning that allows one to derive a relation between objects/...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

The most common sleep disorder in children, affecting over 1.5 million Australian children, is that of sleep disordered breathing, with the hallmark...

Epigenetics describes dynamic molecular modifications ‘above the level of the DNA’ which do not alter the genetic code but influence the way the...
Supervisor: A/Prof. Joanne Ryan

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