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Post-translational modification of joint proteins leads to the generation of autoantigenic peptides that drive the inflammatory response in...
Supervisor: Dr Hugh Reid

Neurogenesis describes the fundamental process of generating neurons that integrate into existing circuits. Although originally thought to cease...

The gambling environment in Australia has changed markedly over recent years and young people are a high-risk group for experiencing gambling-related...
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Jenkinson

This is a knowledge translation project for the physiotherapy management of people with bronchiectasis. Following the development of the...
Supervisor: Dr Annemarie Lee

The adhesion of leukocytes to endothelium plays a central role in the development of atherosclerosis and thus represents an attractive therapeutic...

Single-chain antibodies against epitopes associated with vascular dysfunction / injury provide a unique tool for specific targeting of stem cells in...

Cancer cachexia is a life-threatening condition characterised by a progressive loss of skeletal muscle and fat mass. Up to 80% of patients with...

Interleukin-1 (IL-1) family cytokines play key roles in the initiation and regulation of innate immunity and inflammation. As such, it is...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Ellisdon

Lupus is a multisystem autoimmune disease affecting 5 million people worldwide and 1 in 1000 in Australia. These patients suffer chronic immune-...
Supervisor: Dr Anthony Sadler

This study is focused on understanding the of the role of gut microbial metabolites on the mitochondria function and how may affect immune-metabolic...

Screening for HIV can help people who may be at higher risk for HIV learn their status and link to treatment, while reducing unnecessary testing....
Supervisor: Dr Jason Ong

Inflammation-induced brain injury remains one of the main causes of disability after premature birth. There is no effective treatment. The pro-...
Supervisor: Dr Robert Galinsky

Primary laboratory Location: Immunology and Regenerative Medicine research Group (Starkey group), Department of Immunology and Pathology, Alfred...
Supervisor: Dr Claudia Nold

Childbearing is a significant contributor to female overweight and obesity. There is a clear imperative to address weight gain in women during the...

Heart failure is a major clinical problem affecting 1-2% of Australians. The number of people diagnosed with heart failure is on the rise, due to an...

This project aims to develop new antisense oligonucleotides as an efficient and common therapeutic for targeting the polymyxin resistant gram-...
Supervisor: Dr Nitin Patil

Small cell lung cancer is an aggressive and highly metastatic disease that represents around 15% of all lung cancer patients. The majority of...
Supervisor: Dr Daniel Gough

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on gaining an improved understanding of how helminth parasites and commensal bacteria...

Hypertension is a major cause of heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. Associated with the development of hypertension is the accumulation of...

Asthma is a major clinical problem worldwide and its prevalence is on the rise. As an example, 1 in 9 Australians have asthma, which accounts for...

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