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Introduction: ACTIVE-MS is a highly innovative patient participation study that will be conducted in 300 people with relapsing MS at risk of...

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

BACKGROUND Excessive daily sitting time (of which 60% is accrued at the workplace) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type...
Supervisor: Dr David Dunstan

Over 5% of all babies born worldwide need help breathing at birth. Failing to establish breathing after birth, claims the lives of more than 800,000...
Supervisor: Dr Douglas Blank

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

Multi-drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) is a global health challenge that threatens many medical advances. Infections caused by MDR...
Supervisor: Dr Nenad Macesic

We have currently 3 randomised controlled trial investigating effects of a food supplement Carnosine on several chronic diseases including obesity,...

Opportunities exist to join a world leading team in translational cell therapy research. Projects offered include lab work in cell characterisation,...
Supervisor: Dr Atul Malhotra

Central neural circuits subserving nutrient–activated thermogenesis - the basis of post prandial energy expenditure The ability to treat overweight...

Preterm infants are at high risk of brain injury, mainly due to low blood flow and oxygenation in the brain. With this project we aim to assess the...

Knee osteoarthritis is a major public health problem. The role of bone, integral to the pathogenesis of knee OA, is receiving increasing attention as...
Supervisor: Professor Anita Wluka

We have discovered a new cytokine exclusively expressed in the female reproductive tract, which is essential for the optimal response to Sexually...

There is overlap between depressive symptom and MS symptoms, such as fatigue, altered sleep patterns, appetite changes, impaired memory and...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Grech

Proteins containing a PHIST (Plasmodium helical interspersed sub-telomeric) domain constitute a multi- member family that are present in the most...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

The mechanisms by which Babesia bovis causes severe disease in susceptible cattle are not well understood, however, it is clear that alterations to...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

For the majority of DSD cases the underlying genetic aetiology is unknown. In males Sox9 is a critical ‘hub’ gene involved in sexual development. We...

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

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