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Deakin University

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Deakin University provides higher education for suitably qualified Australian and full fee-paying students through open campus flexible learning modes in which the place, time, mode and pace of study are flexible. The University operates across six campuses: Melbourne (Burwood), Geelong (Waurn Ponds), Waterfront (Geelong City), Rusden, Toorak and Warrnambool. Academic studies are coordinated through the faculties of: Arts; Business and Law; Education; Health and Behavioural Sciences; and Science and Technology. Education and training is available at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, covering the disciplines in these faculties and including professional courses, mid-career professional development courses and postgraduate studies by course work and research.

Within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Cellular metabolism in health and disease is one of Deakin University's priority research areas bringing together researchers with expertise in the fundamental biological sciences as they relate to health in the individual and population, with an emphasis on diabetes, overweight and obesity and physical activity. This is one of the leading research groups examining the molecular bases of the so-called ělifestyleî diseases and the potential interactions between physical activity and nutrition. Such fundamental knowledge will enhance current practice in the management of these diseases and identify potentially novel gene targets for therapeutic intervention.

For more information, contact Professor Greg Collier beacon@deakin.edu.au or Professor Mark Hargreaves mharg@deakin.edu.au.

Another University priority research area, Cell and Organism Bio-Engineering, is located within the Faculty of Science and Technology. The Cell and Organism Bio-engineering group are using exciting new developments in recombinant DNA methodology together with advanced biochemical, cellular and genetic techniques to engineer cells and organisms to address problems of significant agricultural, environmental and medical importance.

For more information contact Professor Julian Mercer, Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, email: jmercer@deakin.edu.au.

 

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
School of Health Sciences
http://www.hbs.deakin.edu.au/faculty/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Novel genes involved in hepatic glucose metabolism
Chief Researcher: Civitarese A
Supervisors: Collier Prof G, McMillan Dr J
Sponsor: Autogen Pty Ltd
Duration: 1999 - 2000
Descriptors: GENE--EXPRESSION; PROTEIN--EXPRESSION
Research Field Classification: 270201 Gene Expression


Discovery and analysis of genes with therapeutic potential in human skeletal muscle
Chief Researcher: Collier Prof G
Supervisor: Cameron-Smith Dr D
Sponsor: Autogen Pty Ltd
Duration: 2001 - 2003
Descriptors: GENE--EXPRESSION; PROTEIN--EXPRESSION
Research Field Classification: 270201 Gene Expression

 

Faculty of Science and Technology
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
http://agrippina.bcs.deakin.edu.au/Research/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Mitochondrial division in protists
Chief Researcher: Beech Dr
Duration: 2001 - 2003
Descriptors: CELL--EUKARYOTIC;--MITOCHONDRIA
Research Field Classification: 270106 Cell Development (incl. Cell Division and Apoptosis)


The molecular basis of mitochondrial division
Chief Researcher: Gilson Dr
Duration: 2000 - 2002
Descriptors: CELL--EUKARYOTIC;--MITOCHONDRIA
Research Field Classification: 270106 Cell Development (incl. Cell Division and Apoptosis)


Cellular factors that regulate the expression and activity of the Menkes and Wilson Cu-ATPases
Chief Researcher: La Fontaine Dr
Duration: 2000 - 2002
Descriptors: GENE--EXPRESSION; PROTEIN--EXPRESSION
Research Field Classification: 270201 Gene Expression


Characterisation of genes mediating zinc transport in human breast cells
Chief Researcher: Ackland Dr Leigh
Duration: 2001 - 2003
Descriptors: GENE--EXPRESSION; PROTEIN--EXPRESSION; CELL--DIFFERENTIATION
Research Field Classification: 270201 Gene Expression


Delivery of copper to the fetus and neonate
Chief Researcher: Ackland Dr Leigh
Duration: 2001
Descriptors: GENE--EXPRESSION; PROTEIN--EXPRESSION; CELL--DIFFERENTIATION
Research Field Classification: 270201 Gene Expression

 


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