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Mechanism of the effect of diabetes on the inflammation and subsequent fibrosis

In our laboratory we are investigating the effects of diabetes on the inflammatory response and the initiation of fibrosis and the relationship between these changes and the develop more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)

Interaction between angiogenesis and cancer stem cells in liver cancer

This project suits the students who are interested in working towards PhD or Master's degrees. more...

Supervisor(s): Qiao, Liang (Dr), George, Jacob (Professor)

Characterization of the biological role of ARL6IP5 in HCV-induced liver cancer

This project suits someone with the intention to work towards PhD or Master's degrees. more...

Supervisor(s): Qiao, Liang (Dr), George, Jacob (Professor)

Hepatic organ Tissue crosstalk

This project will investigate how the liver communicates with other organs. Of special interest is how this becomes disregulated during liver disease. Mouse models will be employed. more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr)

Immuno-metabolism of macrophages in inflammatory diseases

In metabolic organs like the liver and fat, macrophage infiltration plays a pivotal role in driving low-grade chronic inflammation that results in many of the consequences of obesi more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

Understanding the role of novel genes in disease

From mRNA arrays we have identified a number of ‘novel’ genes that influence tissue function. Our studies are investigating the biochemical basis for the mechanism of ac more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

Nutrient regulation of the stem cell compartment

Australia is among the countries with the fastest growing rates of overweight and obesity, which by 2025 will affect >70% of the population. Chronic diseases linked to obesity in more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

The role of key driver genes in the pathogenesis of acute renal allograft rejection

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor), Hu, Min (Dr)