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Evolution of vertebrate pregnancy

Our lab, within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, focuses on understanding the evolution of viviparity, placentae, and reproductive complexity, using a variety of model more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Thompson, Michael B. (Emeritus Professor)

Generation of a sheep model of Batten disease using the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system

The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs, Batten disease) are a group of fatal neurodegenerative inherited diseases in humans and animals (http://bdsra.org/). There is no cure, but more...

Supervisor(s): Tammen, Imke (Associate Professor), Grupen, Christopher Gerald (Associate Professor)

Biocatalysis For Production Of Epoxides

The ultimate aim of biocatalysis research is to replace the petrochemical industry with clean and green microbial reactions using renewable and non-toxic feedstocks.  But how e more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Dr), Rutledge, Peter (Associate Professor)

Discovery and analysis of signalling pathways and mechanisms underlying learning and memory

This project will aim to discover and validate new molecular mechanisms of how synaptic plasticity is regulated by proteins interactions at the neurotransmitter releases sites and p more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (Dr)

Beyond Neuroinflammation: The Role of Microglia in Synaptic Plasticity

Microglia are the immune cells of the brain and are known to respond to infectious and non-infectious insults to the nervous system. Recently, a new function has been demonstrated f more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor)

Computational Modeling of Immune Cell Chemotaxis and Swarming

 Using computational simulation to form and evaluate hypotheses concerning the factors that drive immune cell motility, such as neutrophil swarming, during inflammation. more...

Supervisor(s): Read, Mark (Dr)

Neuromorphic AI

This project involves complex systems modelling of neuromorphic atomic switch networks to emulate emergent brain-like features of adaptive, deep-learning for application to Artifici more...

Supervisor(s): Kuncic, Zdenka (Professor)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)

A sensor driven approach to assessing health in honey bee colonies

This project aims to optimise honey bee colony health by developing low-cost sensor arrays. The supervisory team for this project also includes Dr Ash Rahman (Data61) and Dr Jo more...

Supervisor(s): Latty, Tanya (Dr)

New technologies for detecting, counting and identifying pollinators in the field

This project will leverage advances in image processing and machine learning to develop new techniques for high throughput sampling of pollinator populations in crops.  Th more...

Supervisor(s): Latty, Tanya (Dr)