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Non-ribosomal peptide synthesis is a complex biosynthetic process that produces many medically important peptide natural products, including several...

Opportunities exist to pursue research in body composition studies of low birth weight infants. This includes growth restricted and small for...
Supervisor: Dr Atul Malhotra

We are developing a cohort of children who have lost skills and developed autism, sometimes called autistic regression. Using video footage prior to...

Understanding the effect of Upper Airway Surgery on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Vaccination during pregnancy is effective for providing immunity to some infectious diseases in infants. Some types of maternal immune challenges...

FIKK kinases are unique among apicomplexan parasites. Interestingly the genome of P. falciparum encodes 20 FIKK kinases, but very little is known...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

Clostridium difficile is recognised as the major cause of nosocomial diarrhoea in Australian hospitals and in hospitals worldwide. Chronic colitis...
Supervisor: Professor Dena Lyras

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common disorder, present in at least 11% of adult men and 3% of adult women and is an independent risk factor for...
Supervisor: Dr Brad Edwards

Pathogenic enteric bacteria often occupy distinct ecological niches, and have evolved specific genomic characteristics that enable host and...
Supervisor: Dr Jaclyn Pearson

Background: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common potentially lethal Mendelian disease, affecting around 1/1000 people. It arises when...

Type I interferons (IFNs) are a family of innate immune cytokines which regulate numerous biological functions in homeostasis, host defense and anti-...
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Tate

Antibiotics are a precious and diminishing resource. There is a desperate need to reduce or replace the use of antibiotics to treat bacterial...
Supervisor: Professor Dena Lyras

One of the major areas of interest in our laboratory is the importance of chemokines and their receptors in the regulation of immune responses and...
Supervisor: Dr Remy Robert

Throughout life exposure to a vast array of pathogens shapes our immune system to establish a repertoire of specific memory T cells that can be...
Supervisor: Dr Nicole Mifsud

Project Description: This project will involve molecular and immunohistochemical analyses of hearts, aortas and kidneys from transgenic mice...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Asthma affects approximately one in nine Australians and is one of the most common conditions treated in General Practice. In January 2018 a new...
Supervisor: Dr Chris Barton

Opioid overdose is a major public health problem globally, with overdose incidence and mortality from overdose increasing at rapid rates in North...
Supervisor: Ms Penny Hill

Opioid overdose is a major public health problem globally, with overdose incidence and mortality from overdose increasing at rapid rates in North...
Supervisor: Dr Peter Higgs

Online tools assist people with ABI to connect socially and compensate for memory. Alarmingly, sophisticated cybercrime is rife, with $90.9 million...
Supervisor: Dr Kate Gould

Ureteric Amyloid Obstruction

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