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Understanding how leaves develop

Plants utilize "boundaries" of genes expression to help decide where to position and how to shape leaves. This project will investigate how these boundaries control plant developmen more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Cannabinoid regulation of neuromuscular transmission

Cannabinoid drugs are under active consideration for treatment of a wide range of health conditions. This electrophysiology project will investigate the influence of specific endoca more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

Fluorescent sensing of labile metal pools

Metals play an important role in biology, but there are only limited tools to study their functions and interactions. In this project we will develop new fluorescent tools to study more...

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

Telomere deprotection and cancer

Genome stability in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

The DNA replication stress response

Genome integrity in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

Watching One Molecule At A Time

Our group is heavily invested in understanding molecular parameters that underpin the excitonic behaviour at a nanoscale.  An exciton is a Coulombically bound electron-hole pai more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

Chiroptical phenomena of pi-conjugated materials

pi-conjugated materials are organic molecules with alternate single and double bond character that provide for their semiconducting properties. For example, pi-conjugated polymers ( more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

How do herpes simplex viruses interact with dendritic cells in human skin: clues for vaccine development

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can cause cold sores, genital herpes, keratitis, encephalitis and neonatal herpes. 70-80% of human population is infected with HSV-1 and 22% with HSV-2. O more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

RNA-based biomarkers to understand and predict disease progression

RNA-based biomarkers are becoming increasingly important due to their stability and sensitivity of detection. This project will use in vitro, in vivo and clinical sample analysis b more...

Supervisor(s): Hardikar, Anandwardhan (Associate Professor)

Utilising Clinically Relevant Mechanisms to Develop Neuroprotective Strategies in Glaucoma

Neuroprotective strategies for glaucoma therapy have been investigated extensively over the last few years with disappointing clinical trial results. However a significant proportio more...

Supervisor(s): White, Andrew (Dr)