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Towards a social networks model for understanding factors for variances in cost and schedule in project implementation and project completion times

According to several theorists, effective communication is one of the key factors in determining the success of failure of a project. However, communication is a complex and challen more...

Supervisor(s): Chung, Kenneth (Dr)

Immuno-metabolism of macrophages in inflammatory diseases

In metabolic organs like the liver and fat, macrophage infiltration plays a pivotal role in driving low-grade chronic inflammation that results in many of the consequences of obesi more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

Predicting the future risk of chronic kidney disease in offspring of obese mothers with and without type 2 diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health burden driven mostly by obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 1/3 of diabetic patients are at risk of CKD progression for unknown reas more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Tubular autophagy in diabetic nephropathy

The central aim of the project is to define the role of autophagy dysfunction leading to renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Pollock, Carol (Professor), Chen, Xin-Ming (Dr)

The role of miRNAs in diabetic renal interstitial fibrosis

The central aim of the project is to define the therapeutic benefit of targeting miRNAs in renal interstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Pollock, Carol (Professor), Chen, Xin-Ming (Dr)

Meal replacements – an educational tool for longer-term healthy eating?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLEDs) based on meal replacements differ from food-based diets in terms of teaching people to self-select a healthy die more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Development of a soil contamination spatial inference system

The successful scholarship candidate will work on a project to design a spatial inference system for optimized detection and delineation of soil contaminants. more...

Supervisor(s): Malone, Brendan (Dr)

Eradicating tuberculosis by inhaled nanomedicines

The aim of the project is to develop and evaluate novel anti-tuberculosis nanoparticle formulations for direct pulmonary drug delivery. Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health problem more...

Supervisor(s): Chan, Kim (Professor)

Reversing the human Famine Reaction via diet and high intensity exercise

This project aims to determine whether a higher protein and lower glycaemic index weight maintenance diet, combined with high intensity physical activity, can attenuate the strength more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Link between ATP supply and consumption in the maintenance of the shape of the red blood cell in normal and disease states

The link between the main energy supply (ATP from glycolysis) and its consumption by the cytoskeleton will be studied by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, compute more...

Supervisor(s): Kuchel, Philip (Emeritus Professor)