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Fluorescent sensors for oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is associated with all diseases of ageing, and there is therefore a need for better tools to identify and quantify the condition. We are developing novel fluorescen more...

Supervisor(s): New, Elizabeth (Associate Professor)

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)

Telomere deprotection and cancer

Genome stability in human cells is maintained through the coordinated functions of the DNA damage response. We study these processes with particular interest in the pathways that re more...

Supervisor(s): Cesare, Tony (Dr)

Unravelling mechanisms determining the balance between tolerance and immunity in the liver

Role of primary T cell activation in the liver in CD8 T cell tolerance more...

Supervisor(s): Bertolino, Patrick (Dr)

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)

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)

Modelling the catastrophe of a crash in the financial markets

Crashes in the financial markets have a staggering impact on the social and economic health of a country but we still have very little understanding of their causes and how they spr more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

Teaching dumb agents to play smart games in economics

Economic game theory is one of the most powerful but  surprisingly simple tools we have to understand many of the key aspects of social interactions. This has included the evol more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

The Perceptual Expertise of Skilled Game Players: What can they see that I can’t

With the ability to store millions of records of decisions people have made and the context in which they were made, we are left the interesting problem that we still do not know wh more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

HUMAN MINIBRAINS GROWN FROM STEM CELLS

This project will involve CRISPR genome editing strategies combined with human stem cell derived mini-brains to investigate new neuronal factors that control development, cognitive more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)