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Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified as one of the top three dangerous Gram-negative hospital pathogens as it can cause a range of life-...

Our research program is focused on fibroblast-like stromal cells found in secondary lymphoid organs and tumours. These cells create the structure on...
Supervisor: Dr Anne Fletcher

The release of extracellular vesicles (EVs) is a property that has been conserved by both multi- and unicellular organisms during evolution. One of...

This project will investigate the machinery involved in mitochondrial fission and fusion and the relationship between mitochondrial dynamics and...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

This project will require the student to examine Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) profiles. The RAVLT is one of the most common...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Background: Our group is involved in an Australia-wide program (www.kidgen.org.au) which aims to identify novel causative genes in patients with...

Endometriosis is a chronic disorder that has a major impact on quality of life. Despite its high prevalence, there is a lack of understanding of its...
Supervisor: Dr Fiona Cousins

Characterising novel virulence mechanisms in the emerging hospital-acquired pathogen; Acinetobacter baumannii (A/Professor John Boyce, Dr Faye...

Background: Over 400,000 Australians are affected by diabetic kidney disease. Current clinical therapies only delay the progression to end stage...

It is now well-established that the cancer stroma, including cancer-associated fibroblasts, plays a major role in development and progression of this...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Daly

The microbial communities associated with every surface of our bodies are incredibly diverse, yet we know practically nothing about the majority of...
Supervisor: Dr Sam Forster

The gastrointestinal microbiota, mediated by complex interactions between the patient’s immune system and environment, is now associated with...
Supervisor: Dr Sam Forster

Given their natural adjuvant properties, and their unique attributes in promoting T cell priming and recruitment into solid tumors, dendritic cells (...
Supervisor: MICHAEL CHOPIN, PHD

Primates live in a striking variety of societies: mostly solitary orangutans, herds of hundreds of geladas, and nations with over a billion humans....
Supervisor: Dr Jason Massey

Recent breakthrough findings from our laboratory have found that levels of a specific protein called, betacellulin, are reduced in the post-mortem...
Supervisor: A/Prof Rachel Hill

BACKGROUND Chest pain is one of the most common presenting complaints to the Emergency Department. Most such patients are evaluated for an acute...

Chronic pain is a major global health burden, affecting nearly 20% of the Australian population. This debilitating condition results in...
Supervisor: Dr Wendy Imlach

The biological clock regulates the near-24h rhythm of sleep, alertness, and other cognitive abilities. During the waking day, just prior to the...

Heart failure (HF) represents a major health and economic burden with high hospital admission rates despite significant advances in treatment and...

There is variation in coding of stroke admissions in the administrative data compared with the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry clinician-assigned...

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