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Molecular and genetic basis of heart disease

The main focus of our research is the study of genetic heart disorders, which includes new gene discovery, genotype-phenotype correlation studies, and understanding the underlying p more...

Supervisor(s): Semsarian, Christopher (Professor)

Melatonin as a treatment for Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

The project will characterise the behavioural and physiological phenotype of DSPD and examine the efficacy of melatonin as a treatment for DSPD. more...

Supervisor(s): Grunstein, Ron (Professor)

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)

Novel therapies for treating progressive chronic kidney disease

The use of DNA vaccination and regulatory cells to treat progressive kidney disease. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, David (Professor)

Antibody-Mediated Pain Syndrome (AMPS)

Complex regional pain syndromes (CRPSs) are painful disorders with pathophysiological etiologies associated with neuroinflammation, peripheral nerve damage, central sensitization, more...

Supervisor(s): Parratt, John (Dr), Ng, Karl (Associate Professor)

The role of regulatory T Lymphocytes in aberrant human immune responses

The focus is to phenotypically and functionally characterise T regulatory cells in aberrant immune responses  e.g. autoimmune and allergic diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Dysregulation of the inflammatory response in diabetes: Its role in poor wound healing

Diabetes is known to alter inflammatroy response but how this contributes to poor wound healing and other complications of diabetes is not known and will be investigated in this wor more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr), Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

What determines memory T cell responses following immunisation for tuberculosis?

This will provide excellent training in cellular immunisation and vaccine development against a major human pathogen more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Investigating mechanisms of microparticle production by microvascular endothelial cells and defining clinically useful inhibitors

To study the role of microparticles in causing a major complication of malaria infection, namely cerebral malaria. more...

Supervisor(s): Grau, Georges (Professor)

Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)