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Characterising a DNA repair protein as an anti-cancer therapeutic target and diagnostic marker in brain cancer

Cancer is the single biggest clinical problem facing the world and will account for half of all global deaths by 2030. Even though there have been significant advances in immunotherapy, we are still unable to cure most cancers. New therapeutic targets, individualised to patient needs, must be identified and validated in order to improve cancer outcomes.Brain cancer causes more deaths in people under the age of 40 than any other cancer and more deaths in children than any other disease. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health

Targeting the ferroxidase hephaestin to treat iron loading disorders

Iron overload diseases represent one of the largest groups of inherited disorders worldwide. The primary iron overload disorder HFE-related haemochromatosis is the most common autosomal recessive disease in humans, affecting 1 in 180 Australians and leading to liver cancer, dementia, diabetes and arthritis if untreated. Iron loading anaemias such as beta-thalassaemia have equally devastating effects and are prominent in southern European, Middle Eastern and southeast Asian populations.These two forms of iron loading share the common features of increased dietary iron …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

Post-translational modification of proteins in cancer

The Protein Ablation Cancer Therapeutics (PACT) laboratory are interested in understanding how post-translational modifications contribute to the tumorigenic functions of proteins in cancer cells. We hypothesise that particular post-translational modifications are required for the cancer-associated function of a protein and that prevention of these would be a useful approach to treating cancer.The aim of this project is to select a candidate protein from our database of potential targets, confirm the protein is modified, identify the key modified lysine in the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

“No vaccine = no service” – Investigating consumer reactions of service exclusion

A growing number of countries in Europe have introduced a ‘hospitality green pass’ (EU Digital COVID Certificate) which is a paper document or app that proves the holder has been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. It grants consumers access to indoor restaurants, bars, cafes and other indoor venues. That is, without proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, consumers will be prohibited to enter these indoor areas.However, the introduction of green passes has also led to some backlash. For instance, some …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Improving human health through the microbiome

Every person harbours a unique collection of microorganisms - the majority of which reside in the gastrointestinal tract - that influences nearly every aspect of human health. As such, the gut microbiome is emerging as a potential tool for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases.However, microbiome studies yield vast amounts of data, and the complexity of the microbiome makes it difficult to decipher interactions between microorganisms, host cells and environmental factors.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for Microbiome Research

Advanced electron microscopy for sustainable nanocatalysis

The systematic and detailed characterisation of heterogeneous catalysts is critical for design of effective and stable catalytic materials, since it allows one to understand the correlation between their structure and physicochemical properties.Especially, it is important to monitor the structural evolution of catalytic materials and their active sites in a controllable environment and under realistic reaction conditions.Thus, we propose to use a powerful combination of aberration-corrected high-resolution TEM and in situ TEM experiments which allow us to gain extensive knowledge about …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Significance of hornblende porphyry magmatism and tectonic transitions to continental rifting

Mesozoic igneous activity is principally concentrated in eastern Queensland within 2-300 km of the present-day coastline, and one key area is in SE Queensland (Maryborough to Brisbane). Compiled age data on igneous rocks in Queensland reinforce the lack of onshore Jurassic igneous activity until ~150 Ma when an apparent flare-up of igneous activity began and coincides with the onset of rifting and minor igneous activity related to the onset of break-up of Australia and Antarctica. Some of this late Jurassic …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Plasmonic metal application

Developing “light controllable product selectivity switches” is of great interest in cross-coupling reactions based chemical synthesis. On an environmentally friendly plasmonic metal nano-particle surface, light irradiation can change the reactants adsorption on the surface, and thus change the relative ratio of the reactants for reaction. Different wavelengths contribute to tune this selectivity more accurately in a molecular level.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Human Emotional Learning: Likes, Dislikes and Fear

There is currently broad agreement that likes and dislikes, including strong emotional responses such as fear and anxiety, are learned. However, little is known about the manner in which different forms of emotional learning interact or about how emotional learning once acquired can be modified, reduced or eliminated. In particular in the context of fear learning this is problematic as fear memories once acquired seem difficult to change and likely to return even after successful extinction – a phenomenon known …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

Foreign direct investment for inclusive growth

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) attract a lot of bad press worldwide, sometimes with good cause: think of MNEs not paying their taxes, or possible threats to national security. Easily overlooked, however, are the extensive benefits that foreign direct investment (FDI) can bring to a host economy. This includes ‘spillovers’ from foreign firms and domestic multinational eneterprises that boost the productivity and innovation of local firms. This research project explores the mechanisms by which FDI impacts the productivity and innovation in domestic …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

International business strategy and entrepreneurship

I’m interested in supervising research students who have a passion for research, ambition to publish in leading journals, and the commitment needed to excel. My interests within International Business are broad, including the strategies of large multinational enterprises as well as small firms as they internationalise; international entrepreneurship in established firms, by new firms or by entrepreneurial teams; power and identity in MNE-subsidiary relations; and how foreign direct investment can help domestic firms’ productivity and innovation. My preference is for …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

TRAP: Translation into practice of tools for risk assessment for healing and prevention of venous leg ulcers

Approximately 30% of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) fail to respond to evidence-based treatments and remain unhealed; while after healing, 60–70% of ulcers recur. Currently most clinicians use only their experience to identify patients with VLUs at high risk of failure to heal or recurrence after healing.To address this problem objectively, this project team has developed and validated two risk assessment tools to identify patients at high risk of failure to heal or ulcer recurrence. A prospective, multi-site study has demonstrated …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

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