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The discovery that Rett syndrome a neurodevelopmental disorder is caused by mutations that affect the methyl-CpG-binding protein MeCP2 provided a...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Lung transplantation is an increasingly used treatment for individuals with advanced lung disease. Despite a marked improvement over the last two...

Retrospective trial between Monash Children’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital and also Chelsea Children’s Hospital in London. Primary...
Supervisor: Dr Ram Nataraja

Recent literature highlights widespread concern that the clinical skills of junior medical staff do not continue to develop in the early years after...

Genetic variants have been found to cause epilepsy as well as affect how people respond to treatment. Whole exome sequencing is a new method of...

Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection is an asymptomatic condition after exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although a proportion of individuals...
Supervisor: Dr Joseph Doyle

We have discovered that the initiation of a TCR signal in Treg cells entails docking of the Treg TCR in the opposite orientation to that observed for...
Supervisor: Dr Hugh Reid

Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work on a multimodal computational imaging study that examines cognitive and neural development in...
Supervisor: Dr Sharna Jamadar

The menopause transition is a time of significant hormonal changes. Mood changes, including anxiety and depression are frequently reported during...

The menopause transition is a time of significant hormonal changes. Mood changes, including anxiety and depression are frequently reported during the...
Supervisor: Dr Caroline Gurvich

Stress and sex hormones are associated with cognitive changes throughout life. This project will explore sex and stress hormones in association with...
Supervisor: Dr Caroline Gurvich

Cognitive impairments represent the greatest impediment to individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), therefore, cognitive rehabilitation is...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Collagenase and wound healing in Dupuytren's disease

Following kidney and pancreas transplantation, patients have improved renal function and no longer require insulin to control diabetes. The...
Supervisor: Dr Alan Saunder

Young adults hard to engage, recruit, and retain in health programs—particularly young adults in remote or rural areas and socially disadvantaged...
Supervisor: Dr Tracy McCaffrey

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has rapidly emerged as the most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedure in Australia. This has...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia. Timely healthcare seeking,...
Supervisor: Dr Eric Chow

Comparing Salivary Pepsin Measurement to 24-hour Dual Probe Oropharyngeal/Oseophageal pH/Impedance monitoring in patients with a clinical diagnosis...

This will be a review of a large paracetamol overdose database comparing infusion times in a 3 bag vs 2 bag acetylcysteine infusion regimen to treat...
Supervisor: Dr Anselm Wong

Mass spectrometry is one of the leading technologies to comprehensively identify and quantify proteins and other biomolecules in virtually every...
Supervisor: Dr Ralf Schittenhelm

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