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Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)

Patient preferences and willingness to pay for genomic information in cancer and cardiovascular disease

It is not clear how people value genetic or genomic health information, and traditional economic evaluation may not capture the full benefit of this service. This PhD will examine p more...

Supervisor(s): Morton, Rachael (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)

Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)

CHAMP is a large epidemiological study of ageing in men, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and urinary incontinence. more...

Supervisor(s): Cumming , Robert G (Professor)

Molecular Dynamics of Glutamate Transporters

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular model for the mechanism of glutamate transport and through this we expect to identify novel means of pharmacologically manipulating more...

Supervisor(s): Ryan, Renae (Associate Professor)

Molecular investigations of receptors involved in neurological disorders

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience investigates molecular regulation and drug interactions that occur in receptors associated with neurological diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Holsinger, Damian (Dr)

Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

Footwear and Lower Limb Health

The project conducts basic research into functional aspects of physical activity requiring support from the lower limb in disease and health and the effect of footwear on efficiency more...

Supervisor(s): Fong Yan, Alycia (Dr)

Phosphate homeostasis and fungal virulence

Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is an important macronutrient for all living organisms including yeast, and is essential for ATP, phospholipid and protein synthesis, metabolism and signall more...

Supervisor(s): Djordjevic, Julianne (Dr), Sorrell, Tania (Professor)

Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)