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Exploring the Virosphere

The total universe of viruses - the virosphere - is vast but very poorly characterised, with more than 99.99% of viruses still to be discovered.  The goal of this project will more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

GENE THERAPY FOR GENETIC BONE DISEASES

Gene therapy is becoming a practical approach to treat severe genetic conditions and in recent years conditions such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) have been success stories. Our more...

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

Respiratory syncytial virus in Australia: Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution

This project aims to better understand the molecular epidemiology and evolution of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia using whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic appr more...

Supervisor(s): Eden, John-Sebastian (Dr)

Display of Viral Surface Glycoprotein on Virus like particles (VPLS) for Structure and Immune Epitope Discovery

Unanchored recombinant soluble monomers are often the proteins used in many structure analyses and immunologic testing. But in reality viral surface glycoproteins are orientated, te more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)

Chronic Hepatitis B: from virological concepts to cure

We are seeking passionate Ph.D. and Masters candidates to conduct a research project on understanding how hepatitis B virus persists in the liver to ultimately design a cure for chr more...

Supervisor(s): Tu, Thomas (Dr), Douglas, Mark W (Associate Professor)

EFFECTS OF TYPE I INTERFERONS IN CHRONIC VIRAL INFECTIONS

When type I interferon signalling is impaired, infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus results in chronic infection and dysfunctional CD8+ T cell function. Investigate how more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

UNDERSTANDING GENETIC VARIATIONS IN BONE

Functional genomics is a field that is undergoing major changes in practice due to the accessibility of gene editing technologies. Our team has developed methods for gene editing in more...

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

PRECLINICAL AND CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL BONE-BINDING ANTIMICROBIALS

Our team has spent several years developing and testing new a new class of drugs termed bone-binding antimicrobials (BBAs). Our lead compound (BBA-1) has been shown to have antimicr more...

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

ASSESS THE GP GLYCOPROTEIN STRUCTURES OF EBOLA AND MARBURG VIRUS ENVELOPES, THEIR MUCIN-LIKE DOMAINS AND SITES FOR IMMUNE ATTACK

This project extends our published ebola (EBOV) gp's structures, and furthers our studies for immune targeting. Taking a holistic approach our studies aim to examine both the standa more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)

STUDIES OF VARIABLE OR CONSERVED SURFACE PROTEIN SITES OF NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS AS EPITOPES FOR STRAIN-SPECIFIC VACCINES OR BROAD-STRAIN (UNIVERSAL) VACCINES

The gram-negative Neisseria Meningititis (NM) remains a significant microbial problem and particularly lethal for the very young. Serogroup B strains are particularly troublesome an more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)