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Computational Modeling of Immune Cell Chemotaxis and Swarming

 Using computational simulation to form and evaluate hypotheses concerning the factors that drive immune cell motility, such as neutrophil swarming, during inflammation. more...

Supervisor(s): Read, Mark (Dr)

Computational characterisation of trans-regulatory cell systems

This project aims provide enabling computational and statistical methods for characterising trans-regulatory networks in cell systems. The goal is to discover regulatory networks th more...

Supervisor(s): Yang, Pengyi (Dr)

Computational approaches to elucidate Multiple Sclerosis and Contact Dermatitis pathogenesis, and its treatment through ultraviolet light exposure

Allergies and autoimmunity are complex immune system aberrations. Both involve multiple immune cell populations coordinating across several organs of the body. The growing prevalenc more...

Supervisor(s): Read, Mark (Dr)

Application of new DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies in animal health and improvement

Multiple doctoral research opportunities exist to explore the use of new DNA sequencing technologies to advance our understanding of the genomic biology. more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor)

ENGINEERED EXTRASYNAPTIC GABAA RECEPTORS: TOWARDS NOVEL ANALGESICS

Recently, there has been an increase of interest in α4δ-containing GABAA receptors as novel drug targets for the design of a new class of analgesics. However, to date th more...

Supervisor(s): Balle, Thomas (Associate Professor), Collins, Mary (Professor)

Emergence of universal coding in evolutionary dynamics

The research will involve theoretical work in information theory as well as computer simulations. It will investigate complex systems approaches to one of the most fundamental probl more...

Supervisor(s): Prokopenko , Mikhail (Professor)

Respiratory syncytial virus in Australia: Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution

This project aims to better understand the molecular epidemiology and evolution of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia using whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic appr more...

Supervisor(s): Eden, John-Sebastian (Dr)

Machine learning of -omic data for discovery of disease processes.

This project builds on a number of recent findings and aims to bring together omics data related to disease and machine learning for the prediction of transcriptional regulators inv more...

Supervisor(s): Waardenberg, Ashley (Dr), Arthur , Jonathan (Associate Professor)

Feature-Centric Content Analysis for Bioimaging Informatics

This study aims to develop novel algorithms for content analysis in microscopic images, such as segmentation of cell nuclei, detection of certain cell structures, and tracing of cel more...

Supervisor(s): Cai, Tom Weidong (Associate Professor)

Mining genomic data to understand diseases

In this project, we aim to develop, apply ,and enhance bioinformatics and statistical tools to effectively collate, query, and mine public data repositories of transcription factor more...

Supervisor(s): Khushi, Matloob (Dr)