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Exercise Therapy in Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

This program is a cluster of research studies investigating the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise therapy in people with type 2 diabetes.  more...

Supervisor(s): Johnson, Nathan (Dr)

Mechanism of the effect of diabetes on the inflammation and subsequent fibrosis

In our laboratory we are investigating the effects of diabetes on the inflammatory response and the initiation of fibrosis and the relationship between these changes and the develop more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)

RNA-based biomarkers to understand and predict disease progression

RNA-based biomarkers are becoming increasingly important due to their stability and sensitivity of detection. This project will use in vitro, in vivo and clinical sample analysis b more...

Supervisor(s): Hardikar, Anandwardhan (Associate Professor)

Mitochondial DNA damage, potential target to reduce the development of renal disorders induced by maternal smoking .

Smoking rates are disproportionately high in disadvantaged populations, particularly in emerging economies, and increasing in women of child bearing age. more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr)

Positive effects of exercise on neurological function

There is a growing body of evidence that exercise improves cognitive function and quality of life in a broad range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and accelerates re more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Targeting abnormal immune function in the central nervous system to treat cognitive disorders.

There is a growing body of evidence that most neurocognitive disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropathic pain states involve abnormal immune activity within the central n more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

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)

Molecular studies of thyroid cancer and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Identification of novel genes and miRNAs as predictors of thyroid cancer progression. more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization in Complex Distributed Systems

The aim of this project is use a range of algorithmic techniques (graph theoretic, game theoretic, information theoretic) to study and gain insight into the processes of self-assemb more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Parallel Stochastic Optimization Algorithms

This project is investigating the application of unorthodox optimization techniques such fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, simulated annealing, ant colonies, Tabu se more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)