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Imaging atherogenesis in a zebrafish model

This project will characterise immune cell dynamics during atherogenesis by live imaging, and investigate the importance of vascular remodelling and leakage in fuelling atheroma pat more...

Supervisor(s): Oehlers, Stefan (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Understanding how cell polarity is patterned in plants

The symmetrical arrangements of leaves and flowers have long fascinated artists and mathematicians alike for hundreds of years. Using live-imaging, molecular biology and genetics, t more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Develop single-cell mechanobiological methods for discovering molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular and neuronal mechanical force sensing

We are developing cutting-edge technologies for the following biomedical application: 1) define the mechanosensing functions of key protein players in the cardiovascular system such more...

Supervisor(s): Ju, Lining (Arnold) (Dr)

Vascular dysfunction in mycobacterial pathogenesis

This project will investigate the importance of vascular remodelling and leakage in fuelling tuberculosis infection more...

Supervisor(s): Oehlers, Stefan (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

The DNA replication stress response

Genome integrity in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

The role of redox in signalling: assessing the requirement of reactive oxygen species in signal transduction

Define the role of ROS in insulin signal transduction and explore how loss of control of this process causes diseases such as diabetes and cancer more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Design of Novel Biosensors and Microfluidic Devices for Interrogating the Insulin Signalling Pathway

The aim of this project is to design, engineer and validate novel biosensors that can be used to interrogate the insulin signalling pathway in live cells. more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Develop point-of-care microfluidic technologies for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases

We are developing a clinically useful, rapid and high throughput profiling microdevices for thrombosis and coagulation. It will be extremely useful for patients with diabetes, obesi more...

Supervisor(s): Ju, Lining (Arnold) (Dr)

Gene editing of human stem cells and to better understand chronic pain disease

This project involves the use of human stem cells to generate pain sensing neurons and CRISPR gene editing to identify new pain killers. A complimentary scholarship for this pr more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)

Novel therapy to prevent and treat kidney fibrosis

Progressive kidney disease is a global health burden most commonly caused by diabetes and obesity, which are dramatically on the rise. In Australia, 1 in 3 adults are at risk of dev more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)