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Coding interaural time differences for sound localisation - the steps beyond the initial binaural comparison

The project addresses the profound problem of how a representation of auditory space is derived in the brain. Specifically, we are asking how timing differences between the two ears more...

Supervisor(s): Koeppl, Christine (Dr)

Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters

Endocannabinoids are a class of lipid-based compounds that have multiple sites of action. One of these compounds, N-arachidonyl-glycine, is analgesic and has potent inhibitory actio more...

Supervisor(s): Vandenberg, Robert (Professor)

Medicinal Chemistry and Biology - Development of Novel Anti-Tumour Agents for Cancer Treatment

This project is involved in the exciting development of novel drugs for the treatment of cancer and other conditions. more...

Supervisor(s): Richardson, Des (Professor)

Role of Vitamin D and other compounds in protection of skin cells from UV

This study examines how vitamin D compounds protect skin from sun or UV-induced DNA and other damage. more...

Supervisor(s): Mason, Rebecca (Professor)

Regulation of growth factor signaling in the eye and its implications for normal lens biology and pathology.

Fibroblast growth factors play an essential role in regulating lens cell behaviour. Antagonists of FGF receptor signalling, Sef and Sprouty, are expressed in the lens and are import more...

Supervisor(s): Lovicu, Frank J. (Associate Professor), McAvoy, John (Professor)

Understanding how Flaviviruses interact with the host immune system to cause disease

This laboratory is investigating the interaction of neurotropic Flaviviruses with the vertebrate host immune system to discover how it causes immune-mediated disease (immunopatholog more...

Supervisor(s): King, Nicholas (Professor)

The role of actin associated proteins in prostate cancer progression?

The project will investigate if the loss of actin binding tropomyosins has a role in prostate cancer progression. more...

Supervisor(s): Assinder, Steve (Dr)

Protein defects causing Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

This project uses biochemical and molecular biology techniques to study the molecular effects of genetic mutations on heart muscle function in the disease familial hypertrophic card more...

Supervisor(s): Hambly, Brett (Associate Professor)

Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)

Muscle specific kinase in synaptic adaptation

This project will investigate the role of postsynaptic Muscle specific Kinase (MuSK) in regulating presynaptic neurotransmitter release at the neuromuscular junction. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)