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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)

Early intervention for lymphoedema

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

Supervisor(s): Kilbreath, Sharon (Professor)

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)

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)

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)

An investigation into the mechanisms of immune evasion in metastatic melanoma patients treated with molecular or immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The aim of this project is to characterise the immune reaction and prevalence of immune inhibitory mechanisms present in metastatic melanoma patient tumours whilst on immune checkpo more...

Supervisor(s): Scolyer, Richard (Professor), Long, Georgina (Professor)

Investigating mechanisms of microparticle production by microvascular endothelial cells and defining clinically useful inhibitors

To study the role of microparticles in causing a major complication of malaria infection, namely cerebral malaria. more...

Supervisor(s): Grau, Georges (Professor)

Neural circuitry of emotion processing disturbance in alcohol use disorder

The PhD students will use a combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to i more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in commensal Escherichia coli

This project will examine the Escherichia coli present in the gut of healthy adults who have not been recently exposed to antibiotics to determine the prevalence of antibiotic resis more...

Supervisor(s): Hall, Ruth (Professor)