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Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)

Pain in Parkinson’s disease- clinical assessment and development of exercise-based management programs

This research aims to develop a clinical tool for the assessment and classification of pain in people with Parkinson's disease as well as explore exercise based interventions to ass more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, Colleen (Professor), Allen, Natalie (Dr)

Biomolecular studies of Parkinson’s disease

Opportunities exist to join a leading group conducting research into Parkinson's disease. Our group combines the disciplines of biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and cell more...

Supervisor(s): Dzamko, Nicolas (Dr)

Exploring the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease with multimodal techniques

This study will examine the neurobiology underlying some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease. This opportunity will utilise a range of novel neuroimaging, neurophy more...

Supervisor(s): Lewis, Simon (Associate Professor), Naismith, Sharon (Associate Professor)

Neuroprotection: protecting the central nervous system (retina and brain) from degeneration

Using rodent models and clinical trials, we are exploring strategies to protect the retina and brain from degeneration, in models of age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer-like more...

Supervisor(s): Stone, Jonathan (Professor)

Molecular investigations of receptors involved in neurological disorders

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience investigates molecular regulation and drug interactions that occur in receptors associated with neurological diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Holsinger, Damian (Dr)

Beyond Neuroinflammation: The Role of Microglia in Synaptic Plasticity

Microglia are the immune cells of the brain and are known to respond to infectious and non-infectious insults to the nervous system. Recently, a new function has been demonstrated f more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)

Using Gene editing to cure genetic neurological disorders

This project is an opportunity for a PhD student who is interested in genetic disorders of the brain and who is prepared to work at the cutting edge of technology. Genetic neurologi more...

Supervisor(s): Gold, Wendy (Dr)