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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)

The Evolution of Viral Emergence

• Understanding the evolutionary mechanisms by which viruses cross species boundaries and emerge in new hosts.• Revealing the evolutionary and ecological determinants of v more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

Interactions between Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the leading cause of chronic hepatitis globally, but is also an oncogenic virus, with recent estimates that 53% of all cases of hepatocellular carcinoma more...

Supervisor(s): Douglas, Mark W (Associate Professor)

Genomics and the Evolution of Pathogen Virulence

• Evolution of pathogen virulence.• Examining the evolution and spread of two viral agents of rabbit biocontrol in Australia – myxoma virus (MYXV) and rabbit haemorr more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

Comparative Viral Phylodynamics

• Phylodynamics.• Comparative analysis of viral genome sequence data.• Explaining successful cross-species transmission and emergence. more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

Gene therapy for genetic and acquired diseases of the liver and haematopoietic system.

We are working on developing new therapies for the treatment of genetic and acquired diseases of the liver and haematopoietic system. The Gene Therapy Research Unit has a diverse se more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander, Ian (Professor), Ginn, Samantha (Dr), Logan, Grant (Dr)

Studies of Initial innate immune responses to Herpes Simplex Virus in human skin guide vaccine development.

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

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

Mycoviruses of rust pathogens

Most if not all rust species that have been studied to date carry mycovisues. The role of these hyperparasites is not understood at all. The project will undertake sequencing of myc more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics

We supervise research in molecular ecology, molecular evolution, genomics, and phylogenetics more...

Supervisor(s): Ho, Simon (Professor), Lo, Nathan (Professor), De Bruyn, Mark (Dr)

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)