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Medicinal Chemistry and Biology - Development of Novel Anti-Tumour Agents for Cancer Treatment

This project is involved in the exciting development of novel drugs for the treatment of cancer and other conditions. more...

Supervisor(s): Richardson, Des (Professor)

REGULATION OF GROWTH FACTOR SIGNALLING IN THE EYE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR NORMAL LENS BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY.

Growth factors play an essential role in regulating lens cell behaviour in the eye. Diverse intracellular signalling pathways work in concert or oppose each other to promote and reg more...

Supervisor(s): Lovicu, Frank J. (Professor)

Bioactive Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters and Glycine Receptors

A major focus of our work is on the design, synthesis and development of new bioactive lipids that inhibit glycine transporters. These compounds represent a new class of allosteric more...

Supervisor(s): Vandenberg, Robert (Professor)

THE USE OF MARIJUANA AND/OR ENDOCANNABINOID OILS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)

Pre-clinical studies for the effects of CBD and analogues for the treatment of osteoarthritis more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor), Arnold, Jonathon (Associate Professor)

Muscle specific kinase in synaptic adaptation

This project will investigate the role of postsynaptic Muscle specific Kinase (MuSK) in regulating presynaptic neurotransmitter release at the neuromuscular junction. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

Phosphoproteomics in early T-cell signalling

Using phospho-proteomics to understand T-cell signalling/signal transduction. more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor)

Towards a cure for Type I diabetes mellitus

Transfect a lentivirus construct expressing an immunosuppressive peptide in islet cells for the treatment of diabetes type I more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor), Logan, Grant (Dr)

Patient preferences and willingness to pay for genomic information in cancer and cardiovascular disease

It is not clear how people value genetic or genomic health information, and traditional economic evaluation may not capture the full benefit of this service. This PhD will examine p more...

Supervisor(s): Morton, Rachael (Associate Professor)

Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

Molecular Dynamics of Glutamate Transporters

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular model for the mechanism of glutamate transport and through this we expect to identify novel means of pharmacologically manipulating more...

Supervisor(s): Ryan, Renae (Associate Professor)