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Detecting smokers at risk of developing COPD

The applicant's research will be focussed on improving the understanding of underlying pathophysiology and the nature of early smoking related abnormalities in chronic obstructive p more...

Supervisor(s): King, Gregory (Associate Professor), Thamrin, Cindy (Dr)

Obesity and insulin resistance in children and adolescents.

Studies on various aspects of obesity and insulin resistance in children and young people - covering management, prevention and pathophysiology. There is potential for a range of di more...

Supervisor(s): Baur, Louise (Professor), Garnett, Sarah (Dr), Cowell, Chris (Professor)

The role of endogenous glucocorticoids in osteoarthritis

This is ongoing project to define the role and mechanism of endogenous glucocorticoids in osteoarthritis. more...

Supervisor(s): Zhou, Hong (Professor), Seibel, Markus (Professor)

The Role of the Osteoblast in Mediating Glucocorticoid-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction

To investigate how glucocorticoid affect the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. more...

Supervisor(s): Zhou, Hong (Professor), Seibel, Markus (Professor)

Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast

 Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast more...

Supervisor(s): Seibel, Markus (Professor), Zhou, Hong (Professor)

Regulation of ion transport in the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

The project will focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which respiratory pathogens including influenza, parainfluenza, avian influenza (H5N1) viruses, and microbacterium tuberculos more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, David I (Professor)

Elucidating the neural mechanisms of stress: a 13C-NMR study of glutamate and neuronal-glial interactions

13C-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (13C-MRS) is an emerging imaging modality that allows the measurement of concentrations and synthesis rates of glutamate, glutamine and GABA with more...

Supervisor(s): Lagopoulos, Jim (Associate Professor)

Hepatic organ Tissue crosstalk

This project will investigate how the liver communicates with other organs. Of special interest is how this becomes disregulated during liver disease. Mouse models will be employed. more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr)

The Role of Extracellular Matrix Metalloprotease Inducer (EMMPRIN) in Liver Disease

The role of the hepatocyte in progressive liver injury. more...

Supervisor(s): Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

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)