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Natural History study of inherited retinal dystrophies

Opportunities exist for PhD and MPhil students to undertake projects in understanding inherited eye diseases. In particular developing outcome measures by combining structural and f more...

Supervisor(s): Grigg, John (Professor)

The Gene Environment Interaction

-Interrogating how different diets interact with genetics in different inbred mouse strains -Examining the genetic and environmental influence on tissue specific metabolomics -Exam more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Mechanisms of Transgenerational Epigenetic inheritance

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that allow a phenomenon called epigenetic inheritance to occur: that is, the transmission of non-genetic information from more...

Supervisor(s): Ashe, Alyson (Dr)

Design and synthesis of selective anion receptors to facilitate transmembrane anion transport in epithelial cells

CF is a recessive genetic condition that results from the dysregulation of anion transport through the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator anion channel in epithelial cell membr more...

Supervisor(s): Gale, Philip (Professor)

Interactions of ethylene-oxidising bacteria and plants

The 'fast-growing' species of mycobacteria are common in many environments and known to be important for biodegradation of pollutants.  The biology of this fascinating group of more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Jones, Brian (Associate Professor)

Biodegradation of polyfluorinated chemicals in fire-fighting foams

Polyfluorinated alkyl substances(PFAS) have been used for decades as ingredients in fire-fighting foams. In the last few years, it has been realised that this has led to widespread more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Singh, Balwant (Professor)

Early processing of emotional faces in dementia

Decoding facial features (identity, sex, emotion) is a complex ability that most humans do effortlessly. This ability is eroded in individuals with frontotemporal dementia and other more...

Supervisor(s): Piguet, Olivier (Professor)

Corneal bioengineering

Two research projects existing under this big area :1. To develop in situ bioprinting to treat corneal diseases; and 2. develop potential electromechanical methods to treat eye dise more...

Supervisor(s): You, Jingjing (Dr), Sutton, Gerard (Professor)

Gene and Cell therapy for treating corneal diseases

Two research projects existing under this board area :1. Develop in vivo gene editing technique to treat corneal diseases; and 2. Sequencing and mapping gene and protein interaction more...

Supervisor(s): You, Jingjing (Dr), Sutton, Gerard (Professor)

Microbial nitrogen cycling and mushroom production

Mushrooms are an important food source in the Australian diet, supplying protein, vitamins and micronutrients. Growing nutrient-rich mushrooms requires a specialized compost, which more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)