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Regulation of host resistance and immune response to human pathogens

The laboratory of Immunology and Host Defense focuses on the immune mechanisms that regulate host resistance to pathogens of global importance. It currently offers multiple projects more...

Supervisor(s): Feng, Carl (Dr)

‘Magic Bullet’ Cancer Drugs and Antibiotics

We are building new kinds of cancer drugs and antibiotics: molecules that change their behaviour in the presence of their biological target, being chemically activated only when the more...

Supervisor(s): Rutledge, Peter (Professor)

Breast cancer metabolism - cross talk between different cell types within the breast

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types within the mammary gland. more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Eradicating tuberculosis by inhaled nanomedicines

The aim of the project is to develop and evaluate novel anti-tuberculosis nanoparticle formulations for direct pulmonary drug delivery. Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health problem more...

Supervisor(s): Chan, Kim (Professor)

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)

Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby League Players

Rugby league is an international collision sport where players participate in physically demanding activities. Musculoskeletal injuries are common to rugby league and injury inciden more...

Supervisor(s): Orr, Rhonda (Dr)

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)

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)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (Dr)

Targeting melanoma secretory pathways.

Cancer cells secrete a variety of factors that induce tumour growth, metastasis, angiogenesis, and alter the tumour stroma to create a more favourable microenviroment. This project more...

Supervisor(s): Weninger , Wolfgang (Professor), Beaumont, Kimberley (Dr)