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Defining the clinical and immunogenetic profile in antibody-associated demyelination

Masters or PhD opportunity ideally suited for a medical or neurology trainee or fellow with a commitment to building expertise in clinical and translational neuroimmunology. more...

Supervisor(s): Ramanathan, Sudarshini (Dr), Brilot-Turville, Fabienne (Dr), Dale, Russell (Professor)

Understanding how Flaviviruses interact with the host immune system to cause disease

This laboratory is investigating the interaction of neurotropic Flaviviruses with the vertebrate host immune system to discover how it causes immune-mediated disease (immunopatholog more...

Supervisor(s): King, Nicholas (Professor)

The role of autoantibodies against neuronal receptors in immune-mediated neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The neuroimmunology group investigates the role of autoimmunity and inflammation of the brain resulting in neurological disturbance in children. Over the last 5-10 years there has b more...

Supervisor(s): Dale, Russell (Professor), Brilot-Turville, Fabienne (Dr)

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)

Understanding the utility and yield of Next generation sequencing gene panels for the diagnosis of genetic movement disorders in children

Movement disorders are common in children, and include tics, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus and tremor. Other than tics, these disorders often have a genetic basis, which is ‘mon more...

Supervisor(s): Mohammad, Shekeeb (Dr)

Antibody-Mediated Pain Syndrome (AMPS)

Complex regional pain syndromes (CRPSs) are painful disorders with pathophysiological etiologies associated with neuroinflammation, peripheral nerve damage, central sensitization, more...

Supervisor(s): Parratt, John (Dr), Ng, Karl (Associate Professor)

Neuroscience/Neuroimmunology Research: Role of antibody in brain immune-mediated diseases

The Institute of Neuromuscular Research (INMR) is part of the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW), the largest paediatric centre in NSW, providing the most advanced care and treat more...

Supervisor(s): Brilot-Turville, Fabienne (Dr), Dale, Russell (Professor)

Phosphate homeostasis and fungal virulence

Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is an important macronutrient for all living organisms including yeast, and is essential for ATP, phospholipid and protein synthesis, metabolism and signall more...

Supervisor(s): Djordjevic, Julianne (Dr), Sorrell, Tania (Professor)

Studies of Initial innate immune responses to Herpes Simplex Virus in human skin guide vaccine development.

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

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

To develop human CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte stimulating Herpes simplex viral lipopeptides as vaccine candidates

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

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