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Black Carbon in Soils

Carbon emissions during bushfires may be very large for southern forests in Australia. This may be offset in part by the deposition of black carbon or charcoal to the soil surface. more...

Supervisor(s): Adams, Mark (Professor), Bell, Tina (Associate Professor)

Dynamics of litterfall and fine fuels after fire in sclerophyll forests and woodlands.

Litterfall is a dynamic process and subject to major seasonal variation.  In eucalypt forests and woodlands, droughts may induce significant (e.g. +50%) increases in annual lit more...

Supervisor(s): Adams, Mark (Professor)

Interaction of viral and tuberculosis infections in the lung

This project will examine how two of the most important respiratory pathogens of humans, Influenza and Tuberculosis, interact and stimulate protective immune responses in the lungs. more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Genetic control of resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis

Both environmental and genetic factors influence susceptibility to tuberculosis; this project will identify and investigate polymorphisms in genes that may increase susceptibility t more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Genetic Modulation of the host response to pulmonary tuberculosis

This project will investigate alternative therapies to treat tuberculosis utilising viral vectors to overexpress immunological genes of interest to try and increase immunity to tube more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Regulation of ion transport in the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

The project will focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which respiratory pathogens including influenza, parainfluenza, avian influenza (H5N1) viruses, and microbacterium tuberculos more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, David I (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)

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)

Web based asthma information: Accessibility, use and appropriateness

The project explores internet usage for obtaining information on asthma in target populations. more...

Supervisor(s): Saini, Bandana (Dr)

Medicine use in children with asthma

The project will use a mixed method approach to explore issues around the appropriate use of asthma medicines in children. more...

Supervisor(s): Saini, Bandana (Dr), Moles, Rebekah (Dr)