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Unravelling the link between Diet, Obesity and Dental Caries for targeted prevention of global burdens

There is a positive association between sugar intake and obesity, and a positive association for sugar and caries frequency in children. Based on this information, someone would exp more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

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)

Neural Correlates of Chronic Cardiovascular Disease

Chronic cardiovascular disease (diabetes, obesity, heart disease) has a wide systemic physiological impact, including microstructural damage to the brain. Our group has an opportuni more...

Supervisor(s): Grieve, Stuart (Professor)

Diabetes and beta-cell gene expression

Diabetes develops when the insulin secreting beta-cells in the pancreas can no longer release enough insulin to control blood glucose concentrations. This often occurs in the settin more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (Professor)

Effect of maternal high glycemic index diets on offspring metabolic phenotype

We are uncovering fascinating effects of different sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose and isomaltulose) on development of embryos and offspring.  High glucose fed mice are sign more...

Supervisor(s): Bell-Anderson, Kim (Dr)

The cellular and molecular regulation of embryo development

Postgraduate research studentship in the molecular and cellular analysis of key embryonic transitions. The research program will investigate how changes in histone and DNA methylati more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Chris (Professor)

The effect of assisted reproductive technologies on embryo development and postnatal health.

Postgraduate research studentship in the analysis of the effects of assisted reproductive technology on the normal development of the embryo. The host lab is a pioneer in the develo more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Chris (Professor)

Longitudinal study of wellbeing and quality of life in remote Indigenous youth: The Bigiswun Kid Project

The *Bigiswun Kid project is the long-anticipated follow-up study to the internationally-recognised population-based study, the **Lililwan Project. This project was requested by th more...

Supervisor(s): Tsang, Tracey (Dr), Elliott, Elizabeth (Professor)

The autonomic consequences of sleep apnoea: A critical role for PACAP

We are interested to have Honours, Masters and PhD students join our team to investigate the role of PACAP and it's receptors in several models of sleep apnoea. We have exciting evi more...

Supervisor(s): Farnham, Melissa (Dr)

Pharmacological targeting of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors to promote remyelination in Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis

In this project you will investigate a new molecular pathway that is required for normal myelin formation, and the therapeutic potential of targeting this pathway to promote remyeli more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor)