Infectious Diseases and Immunity

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
Antibody engineering to study responses mediating protective immunity to malaria and other infectious diseases Dr Jack Richards
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Bacterial factors for pneumococcal transmission Dr Catherine Satzke
Dr Salvatore Manna
Paediatrics Honours
Bacterial gene expression in pneumococcal pneumonia Dr Eileen Dunne
Dr Catherine Satzke
Paediatrics Honours
C-reactiv e protein (CRP) and C rohn’s disease– CRP as a potential phenotypic marker for disease Finlay Macrae
Suresh Sivanesan
Medicine and Radiology Honours
Cell death regulation in B cell immunity and B cell lymphona A/Prof Jorg Heierhorst Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a new treatment for stomach cancer A/Professor Philip Sutton
Dr Sohinee Sarkar
Paediatrics Honours
Developing new antimalarial drugs that block protein trafficking and host cell modification in malaria parasites Dr Ben Dickerman
Dr Paul Gilson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing new assays to identify mechanisms of human immunity to malaria Dr Philippe Boeuf
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools Dr Philippe Boeuf
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Discovering new pathways controlling T lymphocyte development and autoimmunity Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dissecting genomic and transcriptional complexities underlying immune competence and immune diseases Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dissecting the relevance of a novel molecular pathway in stem cells and immunodeficiencies Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Epidemiology of malaria transmission in Papua New Guinea Associate Professor Freya Fowkes
Dr Leanne Robinson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Examination of cross-neutralising immunity following HPV vaccination in Fiji A/Professor Paul Licciardi
Mr Zheng Quan Toh
Paediatrics Honours
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of Nutrition, Malaria and STIs on pregnant women and infants Associate Professor Freya Fowkes
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Maternal nutrition and inflammation and their impact on pregnancy outcomes Dr Philippe Boeuf
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How do long noncoding RNAs (IncRNAs) regulate dendritic cell function and prevent autoimmune disease? Dr Tom Brodnicki Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How does amino acid supply immune cell function and the development of autoimmune disease? Dr Tom Brodnicki Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identifying targets and mechanisms of the acquired immunity to severe malaria in children Professor Stephen Rogerson
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Immunity to malaria in children and pregnant women Associate Professor Freya Fowkes Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Immunomodulatory effects of Vitamin D on the host response to bacterial and viral infections A/Professor Paul Licciardi
Dr Lien Anh Ha Do
Paediatrics Honours
Inhaled RSV therapeutics: Aerosol delivery of novel therapies to the infant lung Dr Anushi Rajapaksa
A/Professor Paul Licciardi
Paediatrics Honours
MicroRNA pathway control of T cell activation Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Molecular Epidemiology of Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children under 2 years of age Dr Danielle Wurzel
Dr Lien Anh Ha Do
Paediatrics Honours
Novel serological and molecular tools for malaria surveillance and intervention Dr Jack Richards
Dr Leanne Robinson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Otitis media (ear infection) in Indigenous Australians Ms Katie Davis
Prof Stephen O’Leary
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Regulation of microRNA biogenesis Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Synergistic interactions between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses on bacterial pathogenesis Dr Catherine Satzke
Dr Salvatore Manna
Paediatrics Honours
Systematic review of HIV and other STIs among transgendered populations in middle to high-income countries Assoc Prof Mark Stoove
Ms Carol El-Hayek
Medical Education Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The impact of malaria control measures on the acquisition of immunity to malaria Associate Professor Freya Fowkes
Professor James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
To examine genetic variants of Nfkb1 as a biomarker of poor maternal health Dr Philippe Boeuf
Dr Raffi Gugasyan
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Trends in STI testing and positivity in priority populations in Australia Assoc Prof Mark Stoove
Ms Carol El-Hayek
Medical Education Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding malaria transmission and immunity to inform malaria elimination Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding the acquisition and maintenance of antibodies against malaria Dr Leanne Robinson
Dr Jack Richards
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science