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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...

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...

We discovered 2 types of adult stem cells in human endometrium – epithelial progenitor and mesenchymal stem cell (eMSC) - likely responsible for its...

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...

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

This project seeks to comprehensively characterize our prototype inhibitor of CDA1, CHA-061, for its treatment effect on diabetes associated kidney...
Supervisor: Dr Zhong-Lin Chai

This project seeks to comprehensively characterize our prototype inhibitor of CDA1, CHA-061, for its treatment effect on diabetes associated kidney...
Supervisor: Dr Zhong-Lin Chai

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

The Sustainable Mobility & Safety Research Group vision is to make active and sustainable modes of transport, such as bike riding and walking,...
Supervisor: Lauren Pearson

Very preterm infants may suffer from chronic lung disease; this is defined as a need for continuing oxygen or respiratory support at 36 weeks'...
Supervisor: A/Prof Kenneth Tan

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

Classification for middle cerebral artery aneurysm surgery

We plan to conduct a series of clinical studies on a variety of areas pertaining to Atrial Fibrillation and stroke: 1. Investigating anticoagulation...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Teh

Genetic variants have been found to cause epilepsy as well as affect how people respond to treatment. Whole exome sequencing is a new method of...

Cytokines have attracted substantial attention as diagnostic biomarkers for infectious and inflammatory diseases in recent years. However,...
Supervisor: Professor Marcel Nold

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