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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)

Role of Vitamin D and other compounds in protection of skin cells from UV

This study examines how vitamin D compounds protect skin from sun or UV-induced DNA and other damage. more...

Supervisor(s): Mason, Rebecca (Professor)

Link between ATP supply and consumption in the maintenance of the shape of the red blood cell in normal and disease states

The link between the main energy supply (ATP from glycolysis) and its consumption by the cytoskeleton will be studied by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, compute more...

Supervisor(s): Kuchel, Philip (Emeritus 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)

Coding interaural time differences for sound localisation - the steps beyond the initial binaural comparison

The project addresses the profound problem of how a representation of auditory space is derived in the brain. Specifically, we are asking how timing differences between the two ears more...

Supervisor(s): Koeppl, Christine (Dr)

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)

People with intellectual disability as victims or offenders in the criminal justice system

The Centre for Behavioural Sciences invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified graduates who would like to undertake PhD studies particularly in the area of intellectua more...

Supervisor(s): Hayes, Susan (Emeritus Professor)

Regulatory Proteins in Development and Disease

PhD projects in this laboratory are focused on understanding how key proteins can lead to both normal development and disease, and using this knowledge to develop reagents to inhibi more...

Supervisor(s): Matthews, Jacqueline (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)

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)