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Molecular and genetic basis of heart disease

The main focus of our research is the study of genetic heart disorders, which includes new gene discovery, genotype-phenotype correlation studies, and understanding the underlying p more...

Supervisor(s): Semsarian, Christopher (Professor)

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes mellitus

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes will focus on newer methods to assess heart rate variation, peripheral nerve function, colour vision and vascular c more...

Supervisor(s): Donaghue, Kim (Professor)

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)

Understanding ageing of the endothelium

The investigations are focussed on identifying the biological and molecular changes that occur when endothelial cells undergo senescence (ageing) and the impact on disease such as d more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

Investigation of the role of microRNAs in cell differentiation

Investigating the role of microRNAs in the regulation of stem cell multipotency and differentiation. more...

Supervisor(s): Rasko, John (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)

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)

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)

Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)