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Can encrusting seaweeds defend themselves? A new direction in marine ecology

Many plants in the terrestrial biomes can turn defences against herbivory on and off in response to specific cues from consumers or nearby herbivory events. This can modify the beha more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Binaural signal processing algorithms for hearing aids

Within the last half-decade that it has become possible to transfer audio signals between bilaterally-fitted hearing aids (Moore, 2007, The Hearing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 11, pp 46-4 more...

Supervisor(s): Jin, Craig (Associate Professor), Leong, Philip (Professor), McEwan, Alistair (Professor)

Educational data mining

This project aims at mining the huge amount of electronic data collected by educational systems to discover useful information for teachers, learners and education researchers. Educ more...

Supervisor(s): Yacef, Kalina (Associate Professor)

The role of key driver genes in the pathogenesis of acute renal allograft rejection

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor), Hu, Min (Dr)

Patient preferences and willingness to pay for genomic information in cancer and cardiovascular disease

It is not clear how people value genetic or genomic health information, and traditional economic evaluation may not capture the full benefit of this service. This PhD will examine p more...

Supervisor(s): Morton, Rachael (Associate Professor)

Identifying the causes of fibrosis after kidney transplantation

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (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)

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)

Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)

Soil in relation to sustainable viticulture in the lower Hunter wine-growing area

The lower Hunter valley, centred on Pokolbin, is Australia’s oldest continuous wine-growing area. It produces wines of high distinction and quality. The University of Sydney F more...

Supervisor(s): McBratney, Alex (Professor)