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Regulating prosclerosing growth factors by incretin therapy in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Growth factors induced by diabetes contribute to tissue fibrosis and dysfunction, in conditions such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, and there is preliminary evidence that the incretins more...

Supervisor(s): Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

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)

Strategies for Building Bone

This project will investigate the use of biological agents in stimulating bone growth and inhibiting bone resorption. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

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)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (Dr)

Genetic control of resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis

Both environmental and genetic factors influence susceptibility to tuberculosis; this project will identify and investigate polymorphisms in genes that may increase susceptibility t more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Embryonic stem cells

Embryonic stem (ES) cells have the potential to differentiate into any cell type of the developing embryo and adult. For this reason they have proved invaluable in understanding the more...

Supervisor(s): Morris, Michael (Dr)

Black Carbon in Soils

Carbon emissions during bushfires may be very large for southern forests in Australia. This may be offset in part by the deposition of black carbon or charcoal to the soil surface. more...

Supervisor(s): Adams, Mark (Professor), Bell, Tina (Associate Professor)

How do Australian plants cope with phosphorus deficiency?

Determine how Australian native plants can cope with phosphorus deficiency more...

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

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization in Complex Distributed Systems

The aim of this project is use a range of algorithmic techniques (graph theoretic, game theoretic, information theoretic) to study and gain insight into the processes of self-assemb more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)