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Development of therapeutic antibodies to treat human diseases

The oocyte-secreted TGF-beta proteins, BMP15 and GDF9, are essential for the acquisition of oocyte developmental competence during folliculogenesis....

The oocyte-secreted factors, bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) and growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9), are essential for the acquisition of...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Walton

Background: The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key developmental process that plays an important role during epithelial tumour...

Rapid advances in virtual reality (VR) technologies have created the means to immerse people in safe, highly realistic, personally designed,...
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Segrave

Many rehabilitation professionals are starting to use web-based applications to create and monitor exercise programs for their patients. These...

This is an evolving project that would suit those with a coding/hardware/engineering background as well as medical students. We are currently mass...
Supervisor: Dr Peter Chan

Three dimensional biomodellling, 3D printing and 3D templating for preoperative planning in reconstructive surgery

The thymus is primarily responsible for generating naïve, self-tolerant T cells from hematopoietic precursors. However, deterioration of thymic...

Timely diagnoses and treatments can prevent ongoing transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and hence lead to improved control STIs....

Glomerulonephritis (GN) involves inflammation of glomerular capillaries in the kidney. One of the most severe forms of GN is associated with...
Supervisor: Dr Dragana Odobasic

Dental wear is a natural and inevitable process consisting in the gradual loss of the enamel layer. Different mechanisms, such as erosion, attrition...
Supervisor: Dr Luca Fiorenza

The cutaneous wound healing process involves three overlapping phases: acute inflammation, proliferation and remodelling. The process involves...
Supervisor: Mr Tom Karagiannis

The Australian Synchrotron is aiming to be a world leader at 3D x-ray imaging of breast cancer patients by performing in-vivo scans by 2021. The...
Supervisor: Dr Matthew Dimmock

Long bones within the limbs grow by forming a cartilage scaffold that is progressively replaced by bone. This happens at the growth plate, located at...

Stroke is due to clot blocking a vessel in the brain. Recent clot retrieval trials have shown that this treatment is very effective and reduce...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

The adaptive arm of immune system uses lymphocytes to generate antibody and memory responses to challenges throughout life. Three lineages of...
Supervisor: Dr Martin Davey

Natural killer (NK) cells are effector lymphocytes of the innate immune system that are known for their ability to kill transformed and virus-...

Transcriptional regulators play a key role in activating oncogenic pathways that impinge on tumour growth, invasion and mestasasis. We have recently...
Supervisor: Dr Ron Firestein

The transition to life after birth is one of the greatest physiological challenges that humans face. At birth, the airways are cleared of liquid, to...

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