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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Mark Hargreaves email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.