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Viral Commandeering of Cellular Oncogenic Signalling Pathways

Cell-to-cell spread of caccinia virus infection induces dramatic rearrangements to cell morphology and alterations to cell behaviour.  This project will study the role of host more...

Supervisor(s): Newsome, Timothy (Dr)

Design of Novel Biosensors and Microfluidic Devices for Interrogating the Insulin Signalling Pathway

The aim of this project is to design, engineer and validate novel biosensors that can be used to interrogate the insulin signalling pathway in live cells. more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

The role of redox in signalling: assessing the requirement of reactive oxygen species in signal transduction

Define the role of ROS in insulin signal transduction and explore how loss of control of this process causes diseases such as diabetes and cancer more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Gene editing of stem cells or cancer to develop new stem cell therapies to treat human disease

This project involves the use of human stem cells and CRISPR genome editing to study basic signalling pathways controlling stem cell differentiation and/or cancer. A compliment more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)

Understanding how cell polarity is patterned in plants

The symmetrical arrangements of leaves and flowers have long fascinated artists and mathematicians alike for hundreds of years. Using live-imaging, molecular biology and genetics, t more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Biomolecular studies of Parkinson’s disease

Opportunities exist to join a leading group conducting research into Parkinson's disease. Our group combines the disciplines of biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and cell more...

Supervisor(s): Dzamko, Nicolas (Dr)

Discovery and validation of new ceramide synthase inhibitors to treat metabolic disease

Ceramide synthase enzyme isoforms 1, 5, and 6, are heavily implicated as drivers of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Targeting these enzymes is expected to yield new thera more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor), Qi, Jacob (Dr)

Understanding how leaves develop

Plants utilize "boundaries" of genes expression to help decide where to position and how to shape leaves. This project will investigate how these boundaries control plant developmen more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Computational characterisation of trans-regulatory cell systems

This project aims provide enabling computational and statistical methods for characterising trans-regulatory networks in cell systems. The goal is to discover regulatory networks th more...

Supervisor(s): Yang, Pengyi (Dr)

Visual Communication in Space and Time

Colour in nature is a central channel of communication, though its study has progressed without consideration of the inherent fluidity of information exchange.  This project se more...

Supervisor(s): White, Thomas (Dr)