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What determines memory T cell responses following immunisation for tuberculosis?

This will provide excellent training in cellular immunisation and vaccine development against a major human pathogen more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Diseases of the Aorta

The causes of sporadic thoracic aortic aneurysms are not understood but the consequences of this disease can be catastrophic. We have developed an animal model of disease and this t more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

Mitochondial DNA damage, potential target to reduce the development of renal disorders induced by maternal smoking .

Smoking rates are disproportionately high in disadvantaged populations, particularly in emerging economies, and increasing in women of child bearing age. more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr)

RNA-based biomarkers to understand and predict disease progression

RNA-based biomarkers are becoming increasingly important due to their stability and sensitivity of detection. This project will use in vitro, in vivo and clinical sample analysis b more...

Supervisor(s): Hardikar, Anandwardhan (Associate Professor)

Charcoal production during prescribed fire and its role in carbon turnover

Prescribed fires convert variable amounts of biomass into a variety of forms of ‘black carbon’.  Both the rate (and efficiency) of conversion and the forms of black more...

Supervisor(s): Adams, Mark (Professor)

Plant-microbial interactive effects on soil carbon in relation to soil structure

Maintaining healthy soils is vital for sustaining terrestrial life on earth.  The functioning of soil is to a large degree defined by its structure.  Soil structure affect more...

Supervisor(s): Dijkstra, Feike (Associate Professor)

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization in Complex Distributed Systems

The aim of this project is use a range of algorithmic techniques (graph theoretic, game theoretic, information theoretic) to study and gain insight into the processes of self-assemb more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Parallel Stochastic Optimization Algorithms

This project is investigating the application of unorthodox optimization techniques such fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, simulated annealing, ant colonies, Tabu se more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

MicroRNAs as Regulators of Cellular Programs

This project involves modeling the role of transcription factors and miRNAs in the control of systems implicated in maintaining and regaining optimal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Resilience and distributed systems for a healthy society

This project aims to develop an understanding of the link between the nature of distributed systems and the resilience that underpins healthy future societies. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)