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Antimicrobial coatings to prevent orthopaedic implant infection

To improve treatment of bone and joint infections, this project will examine the delivery of a new antimicrobial compound via orthopaedic implants. more...

Supervisor(s): Schindeler, Aaron (Associate Professor)

Biomechanical and Cellular Aspects of Tooth Development in the Maxilla

Several theories hae been proposed for tooth eruption, most of which rely on a presuppostiion of there being a true eruptive force. Earlier work demonstrated by finite element analy more...

Supervisor(s): Sarrafpour, Babak (Dr), Zoellner, Hans (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)

Dietary effects to the local immune response and the initiation and propagation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in mice

Background: Longitudinal studies have demonstrated a two-¬way relationship between diabetes and the local inflammatory host response, e.g. periodontitis, with more severe period more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)

Use of technology to deliver evidence-based care of low back pain

This program of research will investigate the effectiveness of different technology-based interventions to improve care of low back pain. more...

Supervisor(s): Ferreira, Manuela (Associate Professor)

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)

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)

Inury Surveillance in Junior Rugby League

Rugby League is a team sport played by over 170,000 players at clubs across Australia. Both the National Rugby League (NRL) and the State Leagues have a responsibility to create an more...

Supervisor(s): Orr, Rhonda (Dr)

Community Knowledge of Concussion in Youth and Adolescent Sport

The football codes are physically demanding collision sports. Other sports (eg  netball and cycling) have an element of risk of head injury. Child players can be exposed to hi more...

Supervisor(s): Orr, Rhonda (Dr)