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Non-destructive techniques for detecting damage in structures

The purpose of this research is to develop non-destructive techniques for assessing, measuring and characterising the structural response of structures.  more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

Telomere deprotection and cancer

Genome stability 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)

Dynamic Responses of Granular Materials to Impact Loading

This project aims to experimentally investigate the dynamic responses of granular materials to high strain rates loading using split Hopkinson bar. The experimental data will be use more...

Supervisor(s): Shen, Luming (Associate Professor)

The Renin-Angiotensin System and its Role in Neuroprotective Strategies in a Glaucoma Model

At present, the only treatment for glaucoma is intraocular pressure control. We know some people still get worse despite good pressure control. We have evidence that a system previo more...

Supervisor(s): White, Andrew (Dr)

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)

Prevention of cardiac side effects of cancer treatment

This project will investigate a novel drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in cancer treatment induced heart failure by targeting Na+-K+ pump function. more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Chia-chi (Dr), Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

Modelling cascades of failures in interdependent networks

The research will involve theoretical work in information theory and network science, as well as computer agent-based simulations. It will study fragility of modern civil infrastruc more...

Supervisor(s): Prokopenko , Mikhail (Professor)

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)

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)

Groundwater Protection with Geosynthetics Clay Liners: Behaviour under Unsaturated Conditions

Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) are engineered systems made of bentonite clay sandwiched between two geotextiles and used in conjunction with high-density polyethylene geomembranes more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)