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Gene therapy for genetic and acquired diseases of the liver and haematopoietic system.

We are working on developing new therapies for the treatment of genetic and acquired diseases of the liver and haematopoietic system. The Gene Therapy Research Unit has a diverse se more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander, Ian (Professor), Ginn, Samantha (Dr), Logan, Grant (Dr)

Novel therapy to prevent and treat kidney fibrosis

Progressive kidney disease is a global health burden most commonly caused by diabetes and obesity, which are dramatically on the rise. In Australia, 1 in 3 adults are at risk of dev more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Using Gene editing to cure genetic neurological disorders

This project is an opportunity for a PhD student who is interested in genetic disorders of the brain and who is prepared to work at the cutting edge of technology. Genetic neurologi more...

Supervisor(s): Gold, Wendy (Dr)

• Roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), E-cadherin, beta-catenin, transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), epithelial & endothelial –mesenchymal transition in pathogenesis of kidney fibrosis.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

• Targeting β-catenin/Foxo to maximize anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects while preventing profibrotic effects of TGF-β as a novel treatment of chronic kidney diseases.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

The role of key driver genes in the pathogenesis of acute renal allograft rejection

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor), Hu, Min (Dr)

Machine learning of -omic data for discovery of disease processes.

This project builds on a number of recent findings and aims to bring together omics data related to disease and machine learning for the prediction of transcriptional regulators inv more...

Supervisor(s): Waardenberg, Ashley (Dr), Arthur , Jonathan (Associate Professor)

Dynamic prediction of longitudinal markers and time to disease progression in metastatic melanoma patients

This project aims to develop individualised dynamic event prediction models, combining simultaneously longitudinal biomarker data and time-to-event data. more...

Supervisor(s): Lo, Serigne (Dr), Long, Georgina (Professor)

Wiser HealthCare for musculoskeletal conditions

I am looking for a PhD student to work on musculoskeletal projects within the Wiser HealthCare research collaboration http://wiserhealthcare.org.au more...

Supervisor(s): Maher, Chris (Professor)

Identifying the causes of fibrosis after kidney transplantation

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor)