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Novel delivery systems for the development of tuberculosis vaccines

This project aims to develop new generation vaccines to combat tuberculosis. more...

Supervisor(s): Triccas, Jamie (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Developing Novel Biotherapeutics and Vaccines

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate who has a background in pharmacy, chemistry, chemical engineering or an allied subject to work on the development, synthes more...

Supervisor(s): Kayser, Veysel (Associate Professor)

Interaction of viral and tuberculosis infections in the lung

This project will examine how two of the most important respiratory pathogens of humans, Influenza and Tuberculosis, interact and stimulate protective immune responses in the lungs. more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

How do herpes simplex viruses interact with dendritic cells in human skin: clues for vaccine development

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can cause cold sores, genital herpes, keratitis, encephalitis and neonatal herpes. 70-80% of human population is infected with HSV-1 and 22% with HSV-2. O more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

Regulation of host resistance and immune response to human pathogens

The laboratory of Immunology and Host Defense focuses on the immune mechanisms that regulate host resistance to pathogens of global importance. It currently offers multiple projects more...

Supervisor(s): Feng, Carl (Dr)

The molecular basis of persistence in clinical P. aeruginosa strains from cystic fibrosis patients

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), adapts to survive in the CF lung through both mutation and gene expression more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr), Triccas, Jamie (Dr)

To identify new mechanisms used by pathogenic mycobacteria to secrete virulence proteins

This project aims to identify new mechanisms employed by pathogenic mycobacteria to secrete virulence proteins into the extracellular environment more...

Supervisor(s): Triccas, Jamie (Dr)

What determines memory T cell responses following immunisation for tuberculosis?

This will provide excellent training in cellular immunisation and vaccine development against a major human pathogen more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Towards a cure for Type I diabetes mellitus

Transfect a lentivirus construct expressing an immunosuppressive peptide in islet cells for the treatment of diabetes type I more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor), Logan, Grant (Dr)

Adolescent Sexual Behaviours

We are looking to supervise students who have honours or a masters degree in the Social Science (Psychology or Sociology) or Health Sciences, to undertake research studies leading t more...

Supervisor(s): Skinner, Susan Rachel (Professor)