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A nationwide bee breeding program

Honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat. There is a need to breed honey bee populations that are efficient pollinators and are robust to stressors such as pests a more...

Supervisor(s): Oldroyd, Benjamin (Professor), Chapman, Nadine (Dr)

Multi-omic responses to dietary change: insights from poultry

Diet is a crucial mechanism by which organisms interact with their environment. The body responds to the food it receives to control nutrient uptake and moderate physiological pathw more...

Supervisor(s): Grueber, Catherine (Dr), Liu, Sonia (Dr), Whittington, Camilla (Dr)

Investigating disease in threatened Australian wildlife

This PhD project aims to investigate disease in threatened Australian wildlife using conservation immunogenetics, and forms part of an ARC Discovery project entitled “Marsupia more...

Supervisor(s): Belov, Katherine (Kathy) (Professor)

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)

Insulin-mediated regulation of adipocyte lipolysis

Insulin, a hormone that is released after a meal, regulates many aspects of metabolism including a process called lipolysis that involves the release of fatty acids into the circula more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Structure-based drug design with Kynurenine Aminotransferase-2

Human kynurenine amino transferase-2 (KAT-2) forms the basis of a structure-based drug design study with implications for schizophrenia and gender differences.  The various asp more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)

Display of Viral Surface Glycoprotein on Virus like particles (VPLS) for Structure and Immune Epitope Discovery

Unanchored recombinant soluble monomers are often the proteins used in many structure analyses and immunologic testing. But in reality viral surface glycoproteins are orientated, te more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)

STUDIES OF VARIABLE OR CONSERVED SURFACE PROTEIN SITES OF NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS AS EPITOPES FOR STRAIN-SPECIFIC VACCINES OR BROAD-STRAIN (UNIVERSAL) VACCINES

The gram-negative Neisseria Meningititis (NM) remains a significant microbial problem and particularly lethal for the very young. Serogroup B strains are particularly troublesome an more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)