SoMS Honours

SoMS Honours

Potential Projects » Metabolism & Energy

 

Academic Project Title

Dr Yati Boutcher 

Exercise Physiology, SoMS

The effect of acute exercise on vascular function following a fat meal

Dr Yati Boutcher

Exercise Physiology, SoMS

The effect of high-intensity intermittent exercise on autonomic, cardiovascular, and natriuretic response in metabolic syndrome individuals

Dr Yati Boutcher

Exercise Physiology, SoMS

Acute effects of a single bout of aerobic exercise on vascular function in metabolic syndrome individuals

Prof Sally Dunwoodie & Dr Gavin Chapman 

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Genetics, Embryology, Imaging, Metabolomics: Explore how NAD deficiency causes birth defects and how niacin/vitamin B3 supplementation prevents deficiency and defects

Prof Sally Dunwoodie & Dr Hartmut Cuny

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Genetics, Gene-Environment Interaction and Embryology: NAD Deficiency, Congenital Malformation and Vitamin B3 Supplementation

Prof Emad El-Omar & Dr Xiaotao Jiang

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

The healthy optimal Australian microbiome (HOAM) study

Dr Daniel Hesselson

Garvan Institute

How does diabetes promote neurodegeneration?

Dr Chris MaloneyDr Virginie Lecomte & Prof Margaret Morris

Environmental Determinants of Obesity Group, SoMS

Can folate supplementation reduce the impact of paternal obesity?

Dr Kwok Leung Ong & Dr Ben Wu

Lipid Research Group, SoMS

Role of fibroblast growth factor 21 in pregnancy-induced insulin resistance

Prof Mike Rogers & Dr Marcia Munoz

Garvan Institute

The role of the mevalonate-cholesterol pathway in childhood inflammatory disease

Prof Kerry-Anne Rye

Lipid Research Group, SoMS

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Dr Yanchuan Shi

Garvan Institute

Investigating how neuropeptide Y (NPY)-Y1 receptor signalling controls insulin secretion in pancreatic islets in obesity and diabetes

Dr Yanchuan Shi

Garvan Institute

Targeting neuropeptide Y (NPY) signalling in adipose tissue to promotor thermogenesis and weight loss

Dr Yanchuan Shi

Garvan Institute

Coordinated control of appetite and insulin release by the gut-hormone PYY and GLP1 in obese and type 2 diabetes

Dr Greg Smith

Department of Pharmacology, SoMS

 
Glucose regulation of cellular signalling events in the liver

Dr Greg Smith

Department of Pharmacology, SoMS

Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signalling in the liver

Prof Roland Stocker

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

New ways to regulate cellular and mitochondrial content of coenzyme Q as a potential treatment of insulin resistance, diabetes and atherosclerosis

Dr Fatiha Tabet & Dr Kwok Leung Ong

Lipid Research Group, SoMS

Relationship of HDL-associated microRNAs with early stage cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

A/Prof Nigel Turner

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Group, SoMS

Investigating the role of a novel receptor protein in mediating the beneficial metabolic effects of medium chain fatty acids

A/Prof Nigel Turner

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Group, SoMS

Targeting of lipid synthesis pathways to improve glucose metabolism in obesity

A/Prof Alexander Viardot & Prof Lesley Campbell

Garvan Institute

Mechanisms of a novel therapeutic agent on appetite, weight, gastric emptying and cognition in the genetic obesity disorder Prader Willi syndrome

Dr Lindsay Wu & Prof David Sinclair

Molecular Biology of Ageing, SoMS

Targeting cellular senescence to treat ageing and the side effects of common drugs

Dr Lindsay Wu & Prof David Sinclair

Molecular Biology of Ageing, SoMS

Treating cancer by reversing metabolic aging

Dr Lindsay Wu & Prof David Sinclair

Molecular Biology of Ageing, SoMS

Near infrared light therapy as an exercise mimetic for inducing mitochondrial stress and extending lifespan

A/Prof Amany Zekry

St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Role of the gut micro biome in liver inflammation and liver cancer in obesity