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Control of cell differentiation during mouse embryogenesis and stem cell development

The research will provide insights into how progenitor cells for embryonic tissues may be specified and determine the conditions that promote differentiation into germ layer derivat more...

Supervisor(s): Tam, Patrick (Professor)

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)

Unravelling mechanisms determining the balance between tolerance and immunity in the liver

Role of primary T cell activation in the liver in CD8 T cell tolerance more...

Supervisor(s): Bertolino, Patrick (Dr)

Regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory responses, and are involved in organ transplantation and immune responses to cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast

 Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast more...

Supervisor(s): Seibel, Markus (Professor), Zhou, Hong (Professor)

Dendritic cells and control of T cell immune responses

DCs are unique antigen-presenting cells that can initiate (prime) CD4 T cell responses, as well as controlling the progression and subsequent reduction of the immune response, devel more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Investigation of virulence genes upregulated in coinfection between P. aeruginosa and other species

Identify the set of genes diffrentially expressed when P. aeruginosa is grown in coculture with three other infecting species. Select genes with virulence/persistence characteristic more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr)

Significance of Osteopontin and its splice variants in alcoholic liver disease

Alcohol induced Opn and Opn isoforms play a role in the progression of alcoholic liver injury mediated via integrin and non-integrin receptor binding. more...

Supervisor(s): Seth, Devanshi (Dr)

Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)

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)