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Modelling the mechanical behaviour of hexagonal materials during complex loadings

The project aims to develop a comprehensive crystal plasticity model to predict stress-strain curves and texture evolution of hexagonal close-packed metals during complex loadings. more...

Supervisor(s): Proust, Gwenaelle (Dr)

How can animals cope with climatic variability?

Research to discover how the environment affects animal function, and if and how animals can compensate for environmental variability. more...

Supervisor(s): Seebacher, Frank (Professor)

Effect of twinning on the hardening behaviour of magnesium alloys

The project aims to elucidate the competitive softening and hardening aspects of twinning during mechanical deformation of magnesium alloys. more...

Supervisor(s): Proust, Gwenaelle (Dr)

A cell culture model for Muscle Specific Kinase myasthenia gravis

The postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is organized by Muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). This project will investigate the mechanisms that organize the more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Mechanisms of brain development

The role of Ten_m proteins in brain development more...

Supervisor(s): Leamey, Catherine (Dr)

Muscle specific kinase in synaptic adaptation

This project will investigate the role of postsynaptic Muscle specific Kinase (MuSK) in regulating presynaptic neurotransmitter release at the neuromuscular junction. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

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)

Conopeptides as potential pain therapeutics

Dissecting mechanisms of chronic pain using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in spinal cord slices and behavioural correlations. more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

Vision laboratory

The vision laboratory is interested in understanding how the images of the visual world are converted in neural information and how this information is represented in the brain. We more...

Supervisor(s): Protti, Dario (Dr)

Brain Network Structure and Dynamics

This research area is concerned with developing better understanding of the structure of the brain, especially through modeling the dynamics and interactions of its neuronal network more...

Supervisor(s): Robinson, Peter (Professor)