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This project will investigate the machinery involved in mitochondrial fission and fusion and the relationship between mitochondrial dynamics and...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

Characterisation, modelling and development of high precision cooperative multi-arm manipulation system for constrained environments [collaboration...

Approximately 55% of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder show cognitive impairment as evaluated using the Rao Brief Repeatable...

This project will require the student to examine Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) profiles. The RAVLT is one of the most common...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Background: Our group is involved in an Australia-wide program (www.kidgen.org.au) which aims to identify novel causative genes in patients with...

Mitochondria are essential components of eukaryotic cells, carrying out critical physiological processes that include energy production and calcium...
Supervisor: Dr Brent Neumann

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...

Domesticated and wild avian species pose a threat to human health as they can harbour a variety of pathogens capable of causing disease in humans,...

The zoonotic transmission of viruses pose a significant risk to human health and transmission can occur via direct exposure to animal hosts but also...

The extracellular matrix-associated Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) is considered a double-edged sword during organ development and repair, as...

You will study the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of anticonvulsant overdose/poisonings presenting to Monash Health hospitals. This will...
Supervisor: Dr Anselm Wong

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...
Supervisor: Dr Sam Forster

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

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

Recent breakthrough findings from our laboratory have found that levels of a specific protein called, betacellulin, are reduced in the post-mortem...
Supervisor: Dr Rachel Hill

The currently identified genetic breast cancer risk factors account for less than 50% of the familial risk. The vast majority of women undergoing...

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