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Targeting melanoma secretory pathways.

Cancer cells secrete a variety of factors that induce tumour growth, metastasis, angiogenesis, and alter the tumour stroma to create a more favourable microenviroment. This project more...

Supervisor(s): Weninger , Wolfgang (Professor), Beaumont, Kimberley (Dr)

Chiroptical phenomena of pi-conjugated materials

pi-conjugated materials are organic molecules with alternate single and double bond character that provide for their semiconducting properties. For example, pi-conjugated polymers ( more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

Adiponectin and its role in wound healing

This project will use mouse models to investigate the role of adiponectin and its receptors in liver fibrosis. more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr)

Studies of a novel cancer gene with links to transcription

This project will investigate how a tumour suppressor implicated in a number of different malignancies functions to cause cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Marsh, Deborah (Associate Professor)

How do herpes simplex viruses interact with dendritic cells in human skin: clues for vaccine development

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can cause cold sores, genital herpes, keratitis, encephalitis and neonatal herpes. 70-80% of human population is infected with HSV-1 and 22% with HSV-2. O more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

Molecular genetics of plant development

Genes and gene networks involved in plant development. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Mary (Associate Professor)

Mouse models of liver cancer

This project will use mouse models to investigate the role of adiponectin and T-cadherin in models of liver cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr), Qiao, Liang (Dr)

RNA-based biomarkers to understand and predict disease progression

RNA-based biomarkers are becoming increasingly important due to their stability and sensitivity of detection. This project will use in vitro, in vivo and clinical sample analysis b more...

Supervisor(s): Hardikar, Anandwardhan (Associate Professor)

Utilising Clinically Relevant Mechanisms to Develop Neuroprotective Strategies in Glaucoma

Neuroprotective strategies for glaucoma therapy have been investigated extensively over the last few years with disappointing clinical trial results. However a significant proportio more...

Supervisor(s): White, Andrew (Dr)

A Novel Approach of Inhibiting Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis via Targeting Tumour Micro-Environment Induced Autophagy

Targeting autophagy and metastasis in pancreatic cancer via NDRG1 Pancreatic Cancer (PC) is highly metastatic with the highest mortality of all cancers (~93%). The pancreatic tu more...

Supervisor(s): Sahni, Sumit (Dr)