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Simulating atmospheric ageing of bushfire smoke

Bushfires have always been an integral part of the Australian continent and in recent years, due to climate change, their duration, frequency and severity have intensified.Bushfires, either naturally occurring or deliberate (i.e. prescribed burning) are a significant source of particulate matter (PM), a Class 1 carcinogenic (same as cigarette smoke and asbestos). Bushfires and prescribed biomass burning are the main cause of severe air pollution events in major Australian cities. They also have an impact on visibility and Earth’s radiation …

Study level
PhD, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty of Science
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for the Environment

Quantitative analysis of paediatric burn patients' plasma

This project aims to quantitatively characterise plasma samples from paediatric burn patients using mass spectrometry techniques. Metabolites and proteins in the patients’ plasma will be identified and quantified. The quantitative data will be correlated with clinical information such as burn depth, burn area, first aid treatment and time to heal. The pathways related to wound healing, immune response, inflammatory response, skin cell proliferation and healing will be studied. Potential biomarkers will be identified and validated.Hundreds of plasma samples have been …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty of Health
School of Biomedical Sciences

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