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Monash University

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The overall research aims of Monash University are:
  • To increase the quantity and quality of the University's research output;
  • To strengthen the University's research training program
  • To develop research activities which support developments in the University's educational programs locally and internationally;
  • To promote public awareness of the University's research achievements;
  • To strengthen the University's research links with other research organisations, nationally and internationally and with industry and other users of research.
Research at Monash covers the full spectrum from basic to applied and ranges across the arts and humanities, social, natural and health sciences and the professions. The University is determined to preserve its strength in basic research, which underpins its successes in applied research and to continue to make a distinguished contribution to the cultural life of the nation.

Monash research embodies the three key themes of the University: innovation, engagement and internationalisation. Researchers and postgraduate research students at Monash address fundamental questions of disciplinary and professional knowledge, as well as the problems of government, industry and the community.

Monash aims to strengthen existing relationships and develop new strategic partnerships with other universities, industry and government research agencies.

All Faculties at Monash have been involved in finalising Faculty Research Management Plans, which accord with the objectives of the Monash Plan 1999 - 2003. They include Faculty based assessments of their current research strengths and emerging research strengths, in addition, they aim to identify strengths which have potential for development.

 

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
http://www.med.monash.edu.au/research/
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The role of TGF-beta1 in neuroprotection and neurogenesis in adult brain
Chief Researcher: Bye N (PhD)
Supervisor: Nichols N
Sponsor: Department of Veteran's Affairs
Duration: 2001 - 2002
Descriptors: ANIMAL MODEL-RAT; GENES--REGULATION; NEUROSCIENCE; PROTEIN--EXPRESSION; STEM CELL--DIFFERENTIATION
Research Fields Classification: 270201 Gene Expression
320305 Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides
320702 Central Nervous System


Low birth weight, nephron deficit and pathogenesis of hypertension
Chief Researcher: Black Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BLOOD PRESSURE; FETAL DEVELOPMENT; HYPERTENSION; KIDNEY
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Glomerular number and size in Australian Aborigines and AfricanAamericans
Chief Researcher: Bertram Prof J
Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: KIDNEY DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 321012 Nephrology and Urology


Renal vascular hypertrophy and remodelling in SHR: Sympathetic nervous system and implications for hypertension
Chief Researcher: Kett Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BLOOD PRESSURE; CARDIOVASCULAR; HYPERTENSION; KIDNEY
Research Field Classification: 321012 Nephrology and Urology


GDNF and branching morphogenesis in the developing kidney
Chief Researcher: Bertram Prof J
Sponsor: Australian Kidney Foundation
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FETAL DEVELOPMENT; GROWTH FACTORS; KIDNEY--DEVELOPMENT; MOUSE--KNOCKOUT--TRANSGENIC
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Motor neuron degeneration: Is there a role for the low affinity neurotrophin receptor
Chief Researcher: Cheema Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: NEUROSCIENCE; NEURODEGENERATION
Research Fields Classification: 320702 Central Nervous System
270801 Gene Therapy


Mechanisms and amelioration of p75NTR-mediated motor neuron degeneration
Chief Researcher: Cheema Dr S
Sponsor: Motor Neurone Disease Association of the United Kingdom
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MOUSE--TRANSGENIC; NEURODEGENERATION; NEUROSCIENCE
Research Fields Classification: 270801 Gene Therapy
320702 Central Nervous System


Renal proximal tubular osteopontin expression in hydronephrosis: Role of the renin-angiotensin system
Chief Researcher: Ricardo Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FIBROSIS; KIDNEY DISEASE; MOUSE--KNOCKOUT
Research Field Classification: 270801 Gene Therapy


Expression and function of Discs Large (Dlg) during kidney development
Chief Researcher: Caruana Dr G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors:; FETAL DEVELOPMENT; GENE TRAP; KIDNEY DEVELOPMENT; MOUSE--KNOCKOUT; STEM CELLS--EMBRYONIC
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Localization and role of vasoactive peptide receptors in normal and diseased rat kidney
Chief Researcher: Zhuo Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BLOOD PRESSURE; GROWTH FACTORS; KIDNEY
Research Field Classification: 321012 Nephrology and Urology


Antisense oligonucleotide therapy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy
Chief Researcher: Ricardo Dr S
Sponsor: Australian Kidney Foundation
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DIABETES; KIDNEY--DISEASE
Research Field Classification: 270801 Gene Therapy


Protective mechanisms of proximal tubular epithelial cells in experimental hydronephrosis
Chief Researcher: Ricardo Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: KIDNEY--DISEASE; MOUSE--KNOCKOUT
Research Field Classification: 270801 Gene Therapy


Cartilage engineering: Optimization of human articular chondrocyte proliferation and matrix synthesis in vitro using OP-1 with and without collagen gels
Chief Researcher: Oakes Assoc Prof B
Sponsor: Stryker-Biotech
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: BONE--GROWTH FACTORS
Research Fields Classification: 291501 Clinical Engineering
291503 Biomaterials


Regulation of morphogenesis in the testis
Chief Researcher: Wreford Assoc Prof N
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DEVELOPMENT; REPRODUCTION; SPERM
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Regulation of testicular development in cattle
Chief Researcher: Wreford Assoc Prof N
Sponsor: Genetics Australia
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DEVELOPMENT; REPRODUCTION; SPERM; TESTIS
Research Fields Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)
290105 Other Industrial Biotechnology


Molecular mechanisms of nitric oxide modulation of calcium-activated potassium channels in smooth muscle
Chief Researcher: Lang Dr R J
Duration: 2001 - 2003
Descriptor: MUTAGENESIS
Research Fields Classification: 320701 Autonomic Nervous System
320703 Peripheral Nervous System
320704 Cellular Nervous System
270804 Genetic Technologies: Transformation, Site-directed Mutagenesis, etc.


Obesity and diabetes drug development
Chief Researcher: Ng Assoc Prof F M
Sponsor: Metabolic Pharmaceuticals
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PHARMACEUTICALS
Research Fields Classification: 320302 Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates
320303 Medical Biochemistry: Lipids
320304 Medical Biochemistry: Nucleic Acids

 


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