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How do gingipains recognise their host cell targets?

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a gram-negative, rod-shaped anaerobic pathogenic bacterium that found in the oral cavity. more...

Supervisor(s): Collyer, Charles (Associate Professor)

Naturally good - fibres and particles of natural origin as a new biomaterials for regenerative medicine and drug delivery

This project will investigate characteristics of new materials of natural-origin for biomedical applications and drug delivery. The primary aim is to develop new ‘green’ more...

Supervisor(s): Chrzanowski, Wojciech (Dr)

Novel inhalation formulation to improve quality of life of cystic fibrosis sufferers

Respiratory infection is the number one cause of death world-wide with limited therapies other than tablet or intravenous injection. This multi-faceted PhD project will focus on dev more...

Supervisor(s): Traini, Daniela (Professor)

Head Development: Intersection of transcriptional and signalling activities

This project is designed to test the hypothesis that head formation during embryogenesis is controlled by a multitude of interacting transcriptional and signalling activities and t more...

Supervisor(s): Tam, Patrick (Professor), Fossat, Nicolas (Dr)

The anatomy and physiology of the intertidal marine isopod Cirolana harfordi

The intertidal isopod is a remarkably successful scavenger and predator and yet almost nothing is known about its development, anatomy and physiology, so this animal presents a uniq more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Murray (Dr)

Understanding the Switch between Enzyme and Signaling Behaviours in Human Group IIA Secreted Phospholipase A2 by Inhibitory Intervention

The principles of soluble protein structure and ligand docking are applied to structure analysis of membrane bound protein receptors and receptor ligand complexes. more...

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

Development of novel anti-cancer metastasis agents derived from omega-3 fatty acid metabolites

At present we have no therapies that prevent cancer spread. In this project we will develop novel w-3 fatty acid epoxide analogues that inhibit tumour metastasis. These derivatives more...

Supervisor(s): Murray, Michael (Professor)

Combined, Correlative and Integrated Microscopy: Unraveling Biomolecular Structure-Function Activities in Cancer & Transendothelial Transport

Our team seek to understand the spatial and temporal mechanisms involved in the onset and progress of colorectal cancer by using state-of-the-art multidimensional microscopy and 3-D more...

Supervisor(s): Braet, Filip (Associate Professor)

Protecting the heart from ischaemia-reperfusion injury: a new role for FXYD proteins?

We are interested to have a PhD student join our team at the Kolling Institute, examining the therapeutic potential of FXYD proteins in a model of heart attack/myocardial infarction more...

Supervisor(s): Figtree, Gemma (Associate Professor)