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Simple shear tests of clay

The project would involve carrying out a series of tests on clay specimens at a range of stress levels and for a number of stress histories. more...

Supervisor(s): Airey, David (Professor)

Elucidating the neural mechanisms of stress: a 13C-NMR study of glutamate and neuronal-glial interactions

13C-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (13C-MRS) is an emerging imaging modality that allows the measurement of concentrations and synthesis rates of glutamate, glutamine and GABA with more...

Supervisor(s): Lagopoulos, Jim (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)

Mechanisms underlying the repellent effects of predator odours in rodents

Rodents show an innate fear towards the fur and skin odours of cats. This effect is remarkably shown in laboratory rats and mice that have never experienced an actual predator. This more...

Supervisor(s): McGregor, Iain (Professor)

A novel drug combination therapy for heart failure

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

Supervisor(s): Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

Cyanobaterial photoregulatory mechanisms, pigmentation varieties and their evolutionary significance

The red-shifted chlorophylls contain an extra formyl group compared to chlorophyll a in cyanobacteria. The oxygen atom in the formyl group requires oxygen molecules as one important more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

Evolutionary relationships of aerobic and anaerobic metabolic reactions

The generation of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere by oxygenic photosynthesis was the most important environmental event to affect both biology and geology. Accumulation of mo more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

Work, workplaces and people who stutter

Little is known about the choices people who stutter make about work and careers and how their stuttering influences their experiences of work. This research aims to explore the wor more...

Supervisor(s): Lincoln, Michelle (Professor), Cumming, Steven (Associate Professor), Bricker-Katz, Geraldine (Dr)

A Novel Approach of Inhibiting Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis via Targeting Tumour Micro-Environment Induced Autophagy

Targeting autophagy and metastasis in pancreatic cancer via NDRG1 Pancreatic Cancer (PC) is highly metastatic with the highest mortality of all cancers (~93%). The pancreatic tu more...

Supervisor(s): Sahni, Sumit (Dr)

Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)