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• Roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), E-cadherin, beta-catenin, transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), epithelial & endothelial –mesenchymal transition in pathogenesis of kidney fibrosis.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

• Targeting β-catenin/Foxo to maximize anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects while preventing profibrotic effects of TGF-β as a novel treatment of chronic kidney diseases.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

Characterization of the biological role of ARL6IP5 in HCV-induced liver cancer

This project suits someone with the intention to work towards PhD or Master's degrees. more...

Supervisor(s): Qiao, Liang (Dr), George, Jacob (Professor)

Interaction between angiogenesis and cancer stem cells in liver cancer

This project suits the students who are interested in working towards PhD or Master's degrees. more...

Supervisor(s): Qiao, Liang (Dr), George, Jacob (Professor)

Clonal events leading up to cancer initiation

We are seeking passionate Ph.D. and Masters candidates to conduct a research project on the cellular evolution of pre-cancerous tissue to tumour formation. We particularly encourage more...

Supervisor(s): Tu, Thomas (Dr), George, Jacob (Professor)

Nutrient regulation of the stem cell compartment

Australia is among the countries with the fastest growing rates of overweight and obesity, which by 2025 will affect >70% of the population. Chronic diseases linked to obesity in more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

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)