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REGULATION OF GROWTH FACTOR SIGNALLING IN THE EYE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR NORMAL LENS BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY.

Growth factors play an essential role in regulating lens cell behaviour in the eye. Diverse intracellular signalling pathways work in concert or oppose each other to promote and reg more...

Supervisor(s): Lovicu, Frank J. (Professor)

An investigation into the mechanisms of immune evasion in metastatic melanoma patients treated with molecular or immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The aim of this project is to characterise the immune reaction and prevalence of immune inhibitory mechanisms present in metastatic melanoma patient tumours whilst on immune checkpo more...

Supervisor(s): Scolyer, Richard (Professor), Long, Georgina (Professor)

THE USE OF MARIJUANA AND/OR ENDOCANNABINOID OILS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)

Pre-clinical studies for the effects of CBD and analogues for the treatment of osteoarthritis more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor), Arnold, Jonathon (Associate Professor)

Cellular mechanisms of opioid tolerance and dependence

Tolerance and dependence that contribute to opioid addiction will be studied using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in brain slices and behavioural co more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

The transformation of normal melanocytes into melanoma

This project investigates the role of the oncogenes Ras and Braf and the tumour suppressors p16INK4a, p14ARF, p53 and PTEN in the malignant transformation of melanocytes. more...

Supervisor(s): Kefford, Richard (Professor)

Identifying the emotional, cognitive and biological correlates of schizophrenia

Objective measures of emotion, cognition and brain function are the best predictors of real-world outcomes in schizophrenia, and these projects are aimed at identifying these marker more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)

Regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory responses, and are involved in organ transplantation and immune responses to cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Investigation of virulence genes upregulated in coinfection between P. aeruginosa and other species

Identify the set of genes diffrentially expressed when P. aeruginosa is grown in coculture with three other infecting species. Select genes with virulence/persistence characteristic more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr)

Hot-swappable and High-efficient Grid-connected Power Electronics System for Photovoltaic Modules

This project involves the analysis of hot-swappable and high-efficient grid-connected power electronics system for photovoltaic modules. more...

Supervisor(s): Lu, Dylan (Associate Professor)