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Molecular investigations of receptors involved in neurological disorders

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience investigates molecular regulation and drug interactions that occur in receptors associated with neurological diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Holsinger, Damian (Dr)

Genetic Modulation of the host response to pulmonary tuberculosis

This project will investigate alternative therapies to treat tuberculosis utilising viral vectors to overexpress immunological genes of interest to try and increase immunity to tube more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Genetic control of resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis

Both environmental and genetic factors influence susceptibility to tuberculosis; this project will identify and investigate polymorphisms in genes that may increase susceptibility t more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Genes and cell-cell interactions in cancer progression.

Oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and cell-cell interactions in cancer: which are important in driving tumour progression and invasion in squamous cell carcinomas? more...

Supervisor(s): Lyons, Guy (Associate Professor)

Studying gene regulation using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans

This project aims to characterise the biological roles of CtBP, a protein implicated in control of cell death and cancer metastasis, and to identify the molecules that function with more...

Supervisor(s): Nicholas, Hannah (Dr)

Early intervention for lymphoedema

We will investigate whether early intervention halts progression of lymphoedema. more...

Supervisor(s): Kilbreath, Sharon (Professor)

Footwear and Lower Limb Health

The project conducts basic research into functional aspects of physical activity requiring support from the lower limb in disease and health and the effect of footwear on efficiency more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Richard (Professor)

Performance without injury in aquatic sports

The project aims to maximize performance in rowing, kayak and dragon boat while minimizing the propensity for injury by identifying the main factors that determine performance in bo more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Richard (Professor)

A weighty problem- how the protein TPD52 regulates cellular lipid storage

This project seeks to better understand why some cancer cells contain high levels of stored lipid, and whether this property can be targeted for cancer therapy. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Jennifer (Professor), Chen, Yuyan (Dr)

Biochemistry and cell biology of the cancer-associated enzyme telomerase

Telomerase is the enzyme responsible for lengthening the ends of chromosomes (telomeres), thereby allowing most cancer cells to divide indefinitely.  We are determining the mec more...

Supervisor(s): Bryan, Tracy (Associate Professor), Cohen, Scott (Dr)