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Exploring the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease with multimodal techniques

This study will examine the neurobiology underlying some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease. This opportunity will utilise a range of novel neuroimaging, neurophy more...

Supervisor(s): Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor), Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor)

Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)

Investigating novel molecular mechanisms in motor neuron disease.

This project will use molecular and cell biology approaches to investigate known and novel motor neuron disease genes and the functional consequences of disease causing mutations. more...

Supervisor(s): Nicholson, Garth (Professor)

Mapping genes for nerve disease

Our laboratory has an exemplary track record for mapping genes for inherited peripheral neuropathies. Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathy is a degenerative disorder of the peripher more...

Supervisor(s): Kennerson, Marina (Associate Professor), Nicholson, Garth (Professor)

Advanced Instrumentation and Computational Methods for in vivo Molecular Imaging

There are opportunities for physics and engineering graduates to undertake research leading to a PhD with the medical imaging physics group at the University of Sydney node of the N more...

Supervisor(s): Meikle, Steven (Professor)

Analysis of the genetic basis of neurodegenertative disorders in the vertebrate model organism zebrafish

The zebrafish as a vertebrate developmental genetics model organism shall be used to ascertain the effects of human mutations implicated in neurodegenerative disease. With the aim t more...

Supervisor(s): Becker , Thomas (Professor), Rinkwitz, Silke (Dr)

The mechanism generating Alzheimer-like cytoskeletal inclusions initiated by mitochondrial dysfunction

The aim of this project is to understand the mechanism initiated by mitochondrial dysfunction leading to the accumulation of cytoskeletal inclusions containing hyperphosphorylated t more...

Supervisor(s): Goldsbury, Claire (Dr)

Molecular investigations of receptors involved in neurological disorders

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience investigates molecular regulation and drug interactions that occur in receptors associated with neurological diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Holsinger, Damian (Dr)

The effect of simulated shift work on food desirability and metabolism

The aim of this research is to ascertain the impact of a simulated night shift rotation on food desirability in order to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that underpin i more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, Craig (Dr), Comas Soberats, Maria (Dr)

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)