Obstetrics and Gynaecology Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Bill Kalionis
Dr Maria Kokkinos
kalionis@unimelb.edu.au
Maria.Kokkinos@thewomens.org.au
Abnormal Placental Stem Cells And Their Role In Human Pregnancy Pathologies PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
A/Professor Kim-Anh Le Cao
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
kimanh.lecao@unimelb.edu.au
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Defining the role of embryo implantation failure in infertility and IVF success. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Prof Eva Dimitriadis
Dr Ellen Menkhorst
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
ellen.menkhorst@unimelb.edu.au
Developing epigenetic biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Reza Haqshenas
Dr Gerald Murray
reza.haqshenas@unimelb.edu.au
gerald.murray@unimelb.edu.au
Exploring the effects of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on diversity of circulating genotypes Masters by Research, Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
yasmin.jayasinghe@unimelb.edu.au
Fertility preservation in children with cancer PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Jacqueline Donoghue
jacqueline.donoghue@unimelb.edu.au
Functional role of VEZT over expression in endometrium PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital DR Gerald Murray
Dr Monica Molano
gerald.murray@unimelb.edu.au
Monica.MolanoLuque@thewomens.org.au
Identification of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis human papillomavirus associated cancer PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Austin Health Dr Anthea Lindquist
Dr Roxanne Hastie
anthea.lindquist@unimelb.edu.au
hastie.r@unimelb.edu.au
Improving women’s knowledge of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors following the diagnosis of a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Prof Eva Dimitriadis
Dr Wei Zhou
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
wei.zhou1@unimelb.edu.au
Infertility in women and embryo implantation failure: identifying mechanistic insights using new genetic human technologies PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Gerald Murray
Professor Suzanne Garland
gerald.murray@mcri.edu.au
suzanne.garland@thewomens.org.au
Investigating the basis of antibiotic resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Prof Martha Hickey
Dr Sarah Lensen
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
sarah.lensen@unimelb.edu.au
Most Bothersome Symptom: a new research outcome in women with endometriosis PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Austin Health Dr Fiona Brownfoot
A/Prof Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
fiona.brownfoot@gmail.com
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
Regulation of Placental Growth Factor in pregnancy complications PhD students, Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
Relationship between the microbiome and female infertility. PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
nhannan@unimelb.edu.au
Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino
Associate Professor Natalie Hannan
t.klino@unimelb.edu.au
nhannan@unimelb.edu.au
Studying novel proteins in preeclampsia PhD students, Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Melbourne Hospital Professor Eva Dimitriadis
Dr Wei Zhou
eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au
wei.zhou1@unimelb.edu.au
Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Bill Kalionis
Assoc Prof Harry Georgiou
kalionis@unimelb.edu.au
harrymg@unimelb.edu.au
The prognosisdiagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. PhD students, Masters by Research
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Dorothy Machalek
A/Prof Catriona Bradshaw
dorothy.machalek@thewomens.org.au
Understanding the burden and consequences of Mycoplasma genitalium infection PhD students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr MD PhD Marta Thio
Dr Kate Hodgson
marta.thiolluch@thewomens.org.au
kate.hodgson@thewomens.org.au
Use of a respiratory function monitor to improve training efficiency in neonatal face mask ventilation Honours students
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women’s Hospital Dr Michelle Peate
Prof Martha Hickey
mpeate@unimelb.edu.au
hickeym@unimelb.edu.au
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer PhD students, Masters by Research