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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Studies on tumour active compounds

New anticancer drugs and synergism from drug combinations. more...

Supervisor(s): Huq, Fazlul (Associate 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)

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)