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Control of cell differentiation during mouse embryogenesis and stem cell development

The research will provide insights into how progenitor cells for embryonic tissues may be specified and determine the conditions that promote differentiation into germ layer derivat more...

Supervisor(s): Tam, Patrick (Professor)

Mechanisms of T cell migration and interactions in the tumor microenvironment

The project will use intravital two-photon microscopy to determine the molecules involved in interstitial T cell migration and the molecular mechanisms of T cell interactions with t more...

Supervisor(s): Weninger , Wolfgang (Professor)

From the molecular study of receptor-ligand interactions to novel biomarkers of disease and non-invasive brain imaging - opportunities in basic and clinically oriented research

Methodologically broad but thematically focused on the role of receptors in glial (non-neuronal) cells in brain disease, the available basic science projects are concerned with the more...

Supervisor(s): Banati, Richard (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)

Design of new metal-based anti-cancer drugs

This project aims to investigate the mode of action of metal anti-cancer drugs, including both anti-metastatic and cytotocities against a range of different cancer cell lines.  more...

Supervisor(s): Lay, Peter (Professor)

Investigation of the role of microRNAs in cell differentiation

Investigating the role of microRNAs in the regulation of stem cell multipotency and differentiation. more...

Supervisor(s): Rasko, John (Professor)

Charcoal production during prescribed fire and its role in carbon turnover

Prescribed fires convert variable amounts of biomass into a variety of forms of ‘black carbon’.  Both the rate (and efficiency) of conversion and the forms of black more...

Supervisor(s): Adams, Mark (Professor)

Prevalence and impact of incorrect cancer research publications targeting the functions of human genes

This PhD project analyses the reliability of the cancer research literature, from which new cancer biomarkers and molecular targets are derived. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Jennifer (Professor)

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)

Molecular genetics of plant development

Genes and gene networks involved in plant development. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Mary (Associate Professor)