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Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

People with intellectual disability as victims or offenders in the criminal justice system

The Centre for Behavioural Sciences invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified graduates who would like to undertake PhD studies particularly in the area of intellectua more...

Supervisor(s): Hayes, Susan (Emeritus Professor)

GENES AND CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS IN CANCER PROGRESSION..

Oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes and cell-cell interactions in cancer: which are important in driving tumour progression and invasion in squamous cell carcinomas? more...

Supervisor(s): Lyons, Guy (Associate Professor)

An investigation into the mechanisms of immune evasion in metastatic melanoma patients treated with molecular or immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The aim of this project is to characterise the immune reaction and prevalence of immune inhibitory mechanisms present in metastatic melanoma patient tumours whilst on immune checkpo more...

Supervisor(s): Scolyer, Richard (Professor), Long, Georgina (Professor)

Neural circuitry of emotion processing disturbance in alcohol use disorder

The PhD students will use a combination of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to i more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Reward processing deficits in addiction and comorbidities

The PhD students will use a combination of techniques to study brain-behaviour relationships of addiction. These projects are ideally suited to individuals who have a strong aptitud more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Anti-craving agents in the treatment of addiction

The PhD students will be part of a team working on a large NHRMC funded trial of anti-craving agents in the treatment of alcohol use disorder investigating the role of genotypes in more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Proteomic Mapping and Molecular Modelling of Avian H5N1 Influenza Antigen Epitopes Targeted by Human Antibodies

In studying Avian H5N1 Influenza specific Antibodies within Humans the aim is to clearly and definitively identify the respective viral proteins and epitopes targeted by neutralizin more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)

Investigation of virulence genes upregulated in coinfection between P. aeruginosa and other species

Identify the set of genes diffrentially expressed when P. aeruginosa is grown in coculture with three other infecting species. Select genes with virulence/persistence characteristic more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr)

VZV interactions with human ganglionic cells

Varicella zoster virus interactions with human ganglionic cells more...

Supervisor(s): Abendroth, Allison (Associate Professor)