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Regulation of ion transport in the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

The project will focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which respiratory pathogens including influenza, parainfluenza, avian influenza (H5N1) viruses, and microbacterium tuberculos more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, David I (Professor)

Novel inhalation formulation to improve quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Respiratory infection is the number one cause of death world-wide with limited therapies other than tablet or intravenous injection. This multi-faceted PhD project will focus on dev more...

Supervisor(s): Traini, Daniela (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)

Effect of cardioactive drugs on the developing rat heart

Cardioactive drugs are used during pregnancy to alleviate heart conditions but may affect the heart of the developing fetus. more...

Supervisor(s): Ritchie, Helen (Dr)

Protein and peptide biomarkers of myocardial ischemia

This project will identify novel biomarkers (diagnostics) of ischemia / reperfusion injury in the heart. more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

The role of calcium overload in myocardial ischemia / reperfusion injury

This project aims to identify the biochemical targets of calcium overload responsible for ischemia / reperfusion injury in the heart. more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

Identification of proteins specific to transmissible Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis infection

This project will characterize the molecular basis for increased infectivity caused by an epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (AES-1) which infects many patients treated in cy more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

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)

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)

Engineering human tissue

You will engineer tissue repair constructs from extracellular matrix using elastin, which is an essential component of the skin and artery. more...

Supervisor(s): Weiss, Tony (Professor)