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The HAMLET molecular species with anticancer properties

We are interested to determine how the anti-cancer properties of this family of molecules can be translated into cancer treatment. We believe there may be a delivery system which n more...

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

Pharmacological targeting of the metastasis suppressor NDRG1 using novel therapeutics

Metastasis is the major killer in cancer, being extremely difficult to treat. This project will elucidate the molecular mechanisms that initiate and sustain metastatic progression, more...

Supervisor(s): Kovacevic, Zaklina (Dr), Richardson, Des (Professor)

Telomere deprotection and cancer

Genome stability in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

Conserved mechanisms of chronic pain

This project involves combining human genomics data for chronic pain disease with high throughput behavioral genomics techniques in fruit fly in order to better understand how chron more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)

Whole genome CRISPR screening to define drug mechanism of action

This project will involve new whole genome CRISPR editing strategies, coupled with bioinformatics analysis, to identify the complete molecular mechanism of action for relevant human more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)

Atomic structure, assembly, interactions and engineering of functional amyloids

This project aims to engineer hydrophobins for a range of biotechnological applications from coating of medical implants to formulation of drug delivery vehicles. The work includes more...

Supervisor(s): Kwan, Ann (Dr)

Influencing anti-inflammatory functions of monocytes by targeting the haemoglobin scavenger receptor CD163: possible role in the development of diabetes complications

This project addresses the problem of how causes of diabetes complications, specifically the effect of diabetes on the regulation of one of these anti-inflammatory cell surface prot more...

Supervisor(s): Min, Danqing (Dr), McLennan, Susan (Dr), Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

Prevention of cardiac side effects of cancer treatment

This project will investigate a novel drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in cancer treatment induced heart failure by targeting Na+-K+ pump function. more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Chia-chi (Dr), Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

Feature-Centric Content Analysis for Bioimaging Informatics

This study aims to develop novel algorithms for content analysis in microscopic images, such as segmentation of cell nuclei, detection of certain cell structures, and tracing of cel more...

Supervisor(s): Cai, Tom Weidong (Associate Professor)

Developing small molecules that enhance PCSK9/AnxA2 interaction to inhibit PCSK9 and elevate LDLR levels

Statins to decrease low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are a cornerstone to prevent and treat cardiovascular events. However, inadequate dose response, resistance, and seri more...

Supervisor(s): Grewal , Thomas (Associate Professor)