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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)

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)

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)

The Role of Extracellular Matrix Metalloprotease Inducer (EMMPRIN) in Liver Disease

The role of the hepatocyte in progressive liver injury. more...

Supervisor(s): Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)

Regulating prosclerosing growth factors by incretin therapy in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Growth factors induced by diabetes contribute to tissue fibrosis and dysfunction, in conditions such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, and there is preliminary evidence that the incretins more...

Supervisor(s): Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

Stem Cells in Liver Disease

The role of stem cells in progressive liver injury. more...

Supervisor(s): Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

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)

Post-translational modifications in bacterial proteins

This project will identify novel proteins that are post-translationally modified in bacterial pathogens and the role of such modification in virulence. more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

Dysregulation of the inflammatory response in diabetes: Its role in poor wound healing

Diabetes is known to alter inflammatroy response but how this contributes to poor wound healing and other complications of diabetes is not known and will be investigated in this wor more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr), Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)