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Investigating the role of a novel RNA binding protein in telomerase activity

We have identified a role for a novel RNA binding protein in telomerase biogenesis and recruitment to telomeres. We aim to investigate how this protein functions in this context usi more...

Supervisor(s): Pickett, Hilda (Associate Professor)

Synaptic signalling therapies for anti-acetylcholine receptor myasthenia gravis

This project will use a mouse model to test potential treatments for the autoimmune disease, anti-acetylcholine receptor myasthenia gravis. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Cannabinoid regulation of neuromuscular transmission

Cannabinoid drugs are under active consideration for treatment of a wide range of health conditions. This electrophysiology project will investigate the influence of specific endoca more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

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)

Muscle specific kinase in synaptic adaptation

This project will investigate the role of postsynaptic Muscle specific Kinase (MuSK) in regulating presynaptic neurotransmitter release at the neuromuscular junction. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

A cell culture model for Muscle Specific Kinase myasthenia gravis

The postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is organized by Muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). This project will investigate the mechanisms that organize the more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Postgraduate Scholarship - Seasonal Flu Vaccine Development Project

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good honours degree in an interdisciplinary field, such as biochemistry, physical chemist more...

Supervisor(s): Kayser, Veysel (Associate Professor)

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)

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)

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)