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CRF-dopamine interactions in chronic stress

The project will focus on the interactions between CRF and the dopaminergic nuclei of the ventral midbrain and their role in modulating behaviour selection. more...

Supervisor(s): Mor, David (Dr)

A New Therapeutic Strategy to Overcome Multidrug Resistance by Exploiting Drug-Transporters to Target Untreatable Cancers

We recently have discovered a frontier strategy for overcoming drug resistance mediated by P-glycoprotein (Pgp) in the lysosome. Identifying new targets for resistant cancers are cr more...

Supervisor(s): Jansson, Patric (Dr)

The primary cilia in diabetic kidney disease: targeting the cellular antennas

This project explores the role of the kidney proximal tubule cell primary cilia in diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic kidney disease is a leading cause of end stage kidney disease, requ more...

Supervisor(s): Panchapakesan, Usha (Associate Professor)

Impact of chronic inflammation on bowel and sexual function

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is difficult to treat and secondary pathological outcome can include decreased fertility. Also, many of the available treatments cause unwanted se more...

Supervisor(s): Witting, Paul (Dr)

Community based study of health effects of infrasound

A team of investigators at the Woolcock Institute have been funded by the NHMRC to evaluate any health effects associated with wind turbine simulated infrasound. Infrasound is belo more...

Supervisor(s): Toelle, Brett (Dr)

Exploring how markers of brain structure and function relate to lifestyle factors and clinical trajectory in individuals ‘at risk’ for dementia

This study offers a unique and rare opportunity to work with the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. This one-of-a-kind clinic offer early diagnosis and inter more...

Supervisor(s): Duffy, Shantel (Dr)

Discontinuous Discrete Methods for Solving the Multi-phase Hydro-mechanical Behaviour of Partially-saturated Soils

The goal of the project is to develop robust finite-element type solvers of the equations describing the multi-phase hydro-mechanical behaviour of partially saturated soils, hence a more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing

The aim of this project is to develop a 3D hydraulic fracturing simulator that couples fluid-proppant-rock interactions within the framework of material point method (MPM). more...

Supervisor(s): Shen, Luming (Associate Professor)

Development of Shale Gas Reservoir Simulator

The aim of this project is to develop a triple porosity rock model coupled with the transport of gas and liquid phases for a more accurate evaluation of the shale gas recovery. more...

Supervisor(s): Shen, Luming (Associate Professor)

Utility of Cerebrospinal fluid proteomics to define molecular mechanisms in brain disease of childhood.

Brain diseases of childhood are very common and result in significant disability, and cost to the nation. Common diseases include epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism and mental health more...

Supervisor(s): Dale, Russell (Professor)