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Strategies for Building Bone

This project will investigate the use of biological agents in stimulating bone growth and inhibiting bone resorption. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast

 Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast more...

Supervisor(s): Seibel, Markus (Professor), Zhou, Hong (Professor)

Scaffolds for skeletal tissue regeneration

This project will modify calcium silicate ceramic scaffolds with divalent cations to improve their mechanical, osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties for bone regeneration. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

Strengthening brittle bones

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) or "brittle bone disease" can be caused by a range of proteins involved with the bone matrix. Children with OI are prone to fracture, which can reduce m more...

Supervisor(s): Schindeler, Aaron (Associate Professor), Little, David (Professor), Munns, Craig (Associate Professor)

Surface modification of biomaterials for orthopaedic applications

This project will establish that our novel modified calcium silicate materials have enhanced bioactivity and osseointegration properties for coatings onto orthopaedic implants. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

Cartilage Volume assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis

Current studies are focusing on the influence of knee trauma and obesity on cartilage and osteoarthritis outcomes as well as the effect of therapies like glucosamine. more...

Supervisor(s): March, Lyn (Professor)

The Role of PPAR gamma in thyroid cancer

Differentiation therapy for thyroid cancer by targeting the fusion gene PAX8-PPARgamma. more...

Supervisor(s): Clifton-Bligh, Roderick (Dr)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

Stem Cells in Liver Disease

The role of stem cells in progressive liver injury. more...

Supervisor(s): Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)

CHAMP is a large epidemiological study of ageing in men, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and urinary incontinence. more...

Supervisor(s): Cumming , Robert G (Professor)