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Evolution of vertebrate pregnancy

Our lab, within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, focuses on understanding the evolution of viviparity, placentae, and reproductive complexity, using a variety of model more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Thompson, Michael B. (Emeritus Professor)

CRISPR-based genome editing

The recent development of genome editing technology is perhaps the single biggest technical breakthrough in the history of life sciences, allowing for near complete control over euk more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)

Intoxication detection in the health and criminal justice settings

The aim of this research project is to generate an understanding on if, and how people are able to accurately determine: whether someone is intoxicated, by what substances, and whet more...

Supervisor(s): Monds, Lauren (Dr)

Atomic structure, assembly, interactions and engineering of functional amyloids

This project aims to engineer hydrophobins for a range of biotechnological applications from coating of medical implants to formulation of drug delivery vehicles. The work includes more...

Supervisor(s): Kwan, Ann (Dr)

Application of new DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies in animal health and improvement

Multiple doctoral research opportunities exist to explore the use of new DNA sequencing technologies to advance our understanding of the genomic biology. more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor)

Development of novel anti-cancer metastasis agents derived from omega-3 fatty acid metabolites

At present we have no therapies that prevent cancer spread. In this project we will develop novel w-3 fatty acid epoxide analogues that inhibit tumour metastasis. These derivatives more...

Supervisor(s): Murray, Michael (Professor)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)

Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery following Head/Neck Trauma

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Harnessing Data for Better Health – Triangulating the patient’s pain experience

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Predictors and mediators of swallowing and voice deficits following whiplash trauma: Is it biology or psychology?

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)