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Embryonic stem cells

Embryonic stem (ES) cells have the potential to differentiate into any cell type of the developing embryo and adult. For this reason they have proved invaluable in understanding the more...

Supervisor(s): Morris, Michael (Dr)

Targeting Regulatory T Cells for the Treatment of Autoimmune Renal Disease

This project will investigate the role of regulatory T cells for the treatment of autoimmunity kidney disease.    more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander, Stephen (Professor), Wang, Yuan Min (Dr)

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)

Conserved mechanisms of chronic pain

This project involves combining human genomics data for chronic pain disease with high throughput behavioral genomics techniques in fruit fly in order to better understand how chron more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Associate Professor)

Gene function and RNA processing in gut endoderm development

This project aims to unravel the impact of RNA processing on the function the targets of a RNA binding protein in the development of the embryonic gut and the associated organs. more...

Supervisor(s): Fossat, Nicolas (Dr), Tam, Patrick (Professor)

Bioethics

Are you interested in the interaction between advances in biotechnology and society, or the complex relationship between morality, mental health and the law? Do you want to explore more...

Supervisor(s): Kerridge, Ian (Professor), Jordens, Christopher (Associate Professor), Mooney-Somers, Julie (Dr), Newson, Ainsley (Associate Professor)

Pathways to therapies in blinding genetic retinal eye diseases

In this project, novel disease genes and variants are identified that cause blinding retinal eye diseases. Cellular, gene editing, proteomic and animal model approaches are taken to more...

Supervisor(s): Jamieson, Robyn (Associate Professor)

Genomic medicine for unravelling the challenges of pathogenesis and treatment of blindness due to childhood cataract and glaucoma

Novel disease genes and variants are identified that contribute to the blinding eye diseases of childhood cataract and glaucoma.  In this project further novel variants will be more...

Supervisor(s): Jamieson, Robyn (Associate Professor)

Investigating the role of a novel RNA binding protein in telomerase activity

We have identified a role for a novel RNA binding protein in telomerase biogenesis and recruitment to telomeres. We aim to investigate how this protein functions in this context usi more...

Supervisor(s): Pickett, Hilda (Associate 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)