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Protein and peptide biomarkers of myocardial ischemia

This project will identify novel biomarkers (diagnostics) of ischemia / reperfusion injury in the heart. more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

Mitochondial DNA damage, potential target to reduce the development of renal disorders induced by maternal smoking .

Smoking rates are disproportionately high in disadvantaged populations, particularly in emerging economies, and increasing in women of child bearing age. more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

Assessing changes to myocardial proteins subsequent to experimental heart attack

Post translational changes to key cardiac proteins in the hearts of diabetic rats after experimental heart attack more...

Supervisor(s): Witting, Paul (Dr), Hambly, Brett (Associate Professor)

Biochemistry and cell biology of the cancer-associated enzyme telomerase

Telomerase is the enzyme responsible for lengthening the ends of chromosomes (telomeres), thereby allowing most cancer cells to divide indefinitely.  We are determining the mec more...

Supervisor(s): Bryan, Tracy (Associate Professor), Cohen, Scott (Dr)

Genomic medicine for unravelling the challenges of pathogenesis and treatment of blindness due to childhood cataract and glaucoma

Novel disease genes and variants are identified that contribute to the blinding eye diseases of childhood cataract and glaucoma.  In this project further novel variants will be more...

Supervisor(s): Jamieson, Robyn (Associate Professor)

Prevention of cardiac side effects of cancer treatment

This project will investigate a novel drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in cancer treatment induced heart failure by targeting Na+-K+ pump function. more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Chia-chi (Dr), Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

The role of calcium overload in myocardial ischemia / reperfusion injury

This project aims to identify the biochemical targets of calcium overload responsible for ischemia / reperfusion injury in the heart. more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

Engineering human tissue

You will engineer tissue repair constructs from extracellular matrix using elastin, which is an essential component of the skin and artery. more...

Supervisor(s): Weiss, Tony (Professor)

Inhertied and acquired platelet function defects

Bleeding defects in Australian patients and families will be characterised using genomic and proteomic analysis more...

Supervisor(s): Ward, Chris (Professor)