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Musculoskeletal Health of Children with Neurofibromatosis Type I

Clinical research into the bone and muscle phenotype of children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). As well as the phenotype assessment, the project will also invo more...

Supervisor(s): Munns, Craig (Associate Professor)

The Role of the Osteoblast in Mediating Glucocorticoid-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction

To investigate how glucocorticoid affect the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. more...

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

The role of endogenous glucocorticoids in osteoarthritis

This is ongoing project to define the role and mechanism of endogenous glucocorticoids in osteoarthritis. more...

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

An innovative synthesis technique to fabricate nano-sized calcium phosphate particles

The project aims to develop a novel method to fabricate homogenous and non-aggregated nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HA) particles capable of delivering therapeutic nucleic acids into t more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)

Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby League Players

Rugby league is an international collision sport where players participate in physically demanding activities. Musculoskeletal injuries are common to rugby league and injury inciden more...

Supervisor(s): Orr, Rhonda (Dr)

Red blood cell enucleation

Prior to entering the blood stream, developing erythroid or red blood cells condense and expel their nucleus. This unusual process occurs millions of times per minute in a healthy a more...

Supervisor(s): Fraser, Stuart (Dr)

Curcumin nano-formulation: enhanced anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties

The project aims to design and develop curcumin nanoparticles using various fabrication approaches, including liposome-nanoparticle assemblies and polymer-coated nanoparticles. The more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)

Impedance tomography for cardiac imaging: high speed tomography

This project will involve the development of a high speed 3D Electrical Impedance Tomography device for chest imaging to determine pulmonary and cardiac function. more...

Supervisor(s): McEwan, Alistair (Professor), Jin, Craig (Associate Professor), Leong, Philip (Professor)

Atomic structure, assembly, interactions and engineering of functional amyloids

This project aims to engineer hydrophobins for a range of biotechnological applications from coating of medical implants to formulation of drug delivery vehicles. The work includes more...

Supervisor(s): Kwan, Ann (Dr)

Prevention, repair, biomechanics and pathology of ligament, tendon and disc injuries

Improving graft options for ligament replacement This project aims to improve graft options for ligament replacement, including kangaroo tendon as a xenograft for human ACL reconstr more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Elizabeth (Dr)