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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)

Molecular and genetic basis of heart disease

The main focus of our research is the study of genetic heart disorders, which includes new gene discovery, genotype-phenotype correlation studies, and understanding the underlying p more...

Supervisor(s): Semsarian, Christopher (Professor)

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)

MS-risk genes and EBV or other virus infection

My group at the Centre for Immunology aims to translate immunogenetic findings from discovery to clinical practice. We have used genome wide association studies to identify genetic more...

Supervisor(s): Booth, David (Associate Professor)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

Characterisation and application of human neural precursor cells in cell-based therapy

Applications of human fetal spinal-cord derived stem cells in cell-based therapy . . . more...

Supervisor(s): Chan-Ling, Tailoi (Professor)

Strengthening brittle bones

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) or "brittle bone disease" can be caused by a range of proteins involved with the bone matrix. Children with OI are prone to fracture, which can reduce m more...

Supervisor(s): Schindeler, Aaron (Associate Professor), Little, David (Professor), Munns, Craig (Associate Professor)

GENES AND CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS IN CANCER PROGRESSION..

Oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and cell-cell interactions in cancer: which are important in driving tumour progression and invasion in squamous cell carcinomas? more...

Supervisor(s): Lyons, Guy (Associate Professor)

Control of cell differentiation during mouse embryogenesis and stem cell development

The research will provide insights into how progenitor cells for embryonic tissues may be specified and determine the conditions that promote differentiation into germ layer derivat more...

Supervisor(s): Tam, Patrick (Professor)

Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)