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TARGETING THE BRAIN VASCULATURE AS A TREATMENT FOR CEREBRAL TYPE I INTERFERONOPATHIES

Abnormal blood vessels are feature of cerebral type I interferonopathies. Discover how the endothelial cells that line the brain’s blood vessels contribute to disease in patie more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

THE PATHOGENIC AND PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF MICROGLIA IN CEREBRAL CYTOKINOPATHIES

Microglia are the primary immune cells of the brain and have the potential to both protect and contribute to neurological disease. Explore the molecular mechanisms that microglia us more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

HOW DIFFERENT CELL TYPES OF THE BRAIN CONTRIBUTE TO CEREBRAL CYTOKINOPATHIES

The brain consists of a large number of different cell types, including neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia and endothelial cells. Discover how these different cell typ more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

EFFECTS OF TYPE I INTERFERONS IN CHRONIC VIRAL INFECTIONS

When type I interferon signalling is impaired, infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus results in chronic infection and dysfunctional CD8+ T cell function. Investigate how more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

The anti-apoptotic activity of serum albumin for endothelial cells

Earlier work in my laboratory, established that serum albumin contains a cryptic protein domain that is exposed through transient intra-molecular protein movement, to bind a G-prote more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Studies in the biophysics of dentine and dental caries

Although dental caries remains the world's most common infectious disease, current concepts of caries pathogenesis are based on microscopic methods now many decades old. Treatment w more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Studies in Cell-Projection Pumping

Cell-projection pumping (CPP) is a mechanism we have recently discovered whereby cells pump cytoplasm between each other. We have discovered this in context of cancer, where there i more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Dental robotics

Robotic dental surgery offers significant clinical advantages, but has not yet been developed. We are exploring development of dental robotics in collaboration with the Faculty of E more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)