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Characterising changes in a proteome of islets and islet cell types during progression to type 2 diabetes

Characterizing changes in a proteome through pathogenesis of diseases can provide unparalleled insights into the mechanisms underpinning disease. In this project, using flow cytomet more...

Supervisor(s): Kebede, Melkam (Dr)

HOW DIFFERENT CELL TYPES OF THE BRAIN CONTRIBUTE TO CEREBRAL CYTOKINOPATHIES

The brain consists of a large number of different cell types, including neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia and endothelial cells. Discover how these different cell typ more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

Sleep and Cancer: The role of intermittent hypoxia

Background: Recent epidemiological studies have shown that patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have higher rates of cancer and cancer mortality however the underlying mecha more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, Kristina (Dr), Cistulli, Peter (Professor)

Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)

Link between ATP supply and consumption in the maintenance of the shape of the red blood cell in normal and disease states

The link between the main energy supply (ATP from glycolysis) and its consumption by the cytoskeleton will be studied by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, compute more...

Supervisor(s): Kuchel, Philip (Emeritus Professor)

THE PATHOGENIC AND PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF MICROGLIA IN CEREBRAL CYTOKINOPATHIES

Microglia are the primary immune cells of the brain and have the potential to both protect and contribute to neurological disease. Explore the molecular mechanisms that microglia us more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

LDL-cholesterol controls the role of integrins in cancer cell migration

This project explores the role of LDL-cholesterol in integrin trafficking and signalling, which is relevant for cancer cell migration. more...

Supervisor(s): Grewal , Thomas (Associate Professor)

The HAMLET molecular species with anticancer properties

We are interested to determine how the anti-cancer properties of this family of molecules can be translated into cancer treatment. We believe there may be a delivery system which n more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)