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Fluorescent sensors for oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is associated with all diseases of ageing, and there is therefore a need for better tools to identify and quantify the condition. We are developing novel fluorescen more...

Supervisor(s): New, Elizabeth (Associate Professor)

Protecting the heart from ischaemia-reperfusion injury: a new role for FXYD proteins?

We are interested to have a PhD student join our team at the Kolling Institute, examining the therapeutic potential of FXYD proteins in a model of heart attack/myocardial infarction more...

Supervisor(s): Figtree, Gemma (Associate Professor)

Assessing changes to myocardial proteins subsequent to experimental heart attack

Post translational changes to key cardiac proteins in the hearts of diabetic rats after experimental heart attack more...

Supervisor(s): Witting, Paul (Dr), Hambly, Brett (Associate Professor)

A novel drug combination therapy for heart failure

This project will investigate a novel drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in heart failure treatment by targeting Na+-K+ pump function. more...

Supervisor(s): Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

Post-translational modifications in bacterial proteins

This project will identify novel proteins that are post-translationally modified in bacterial pathogens and the role of such modification in virulence. more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

Evolutionary relationships of aerobic and anaerobic metabolic reactions

The generation of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere by oxygenic photosynthesis was the most important environmental event to affect both biology and geology. Accumulation of mo more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (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)

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)

Application of novel molecular imaging techniques to the study of cardiovascular disease

We have an opportunity for a PhD student to join our team developing and applying novel molecular imaging techniques to the study of cardiovascular disease. The Group study both an more...

Supervisor(s): Figtree, Gemma (Associate Professor), Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (Dr)