Dr Edwin Lim proposed the first biomarker to discriminate MS clinical subtypes using tryptophan metabolomics. His work aims to deliver a reliable prognostic biomarker to track neurological and mental wellbeing.
Dr Lee Spitler’s research develops methods to maximise the information extracted from telescope observations. This allows the charting of previously unknown aspects of the universe and provides a gateway to new and original research investigations.
Dr Simon Gross has developed a world-class ultrafast laser inscription facility for enabling research breakthroughs. Ultrafast laser inscription is the only fabrication process that natively supports integrated 2-dimensional optical circuits.
Associate Professor Kay Bussey provides enabling research mentoring in a way that flows through the entire research ecosystem. From recently appointed postdoctoral researchers, to higher degree research candidates, through to final year undergraduate students – Associate Professor Bussey doesn’t leave anyone out.
In April 2013 Professor Jennie Hudson initiated a six-week team based writing challenge within the Centre for Emotional Health. The challenge was based on the fact that academics are more productive when they devote regular time to writing, rather than waiting for chunks of free time to materialise.
Professor Chris Patel continues to cultivate the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance’s strong reputation for higher degree research in international accounting. This strength was founded on the pioneering work of the late Associate Professor Jill McKinnon and Professor Graeme Harrison.
Current methods used for colorectal cancer screening are inadequate on both sensitivity and specificity grounds while morbidity and mortality of this malignancy remain high. Minimally invasive blood-based tests may overcome this issue.
Chronic kidney disease effects approximately 7% of the world population with the number of cases reaching end-stage renal disease growing at 3% annually. Higher degree researchers from Macquarie investigate the role hypertension plays in cases of chronic kidney disease.
Modelling ecological phenomena on the basis of energy and materials available in the environment provides a deeper understanding of the environmental constraints to life. Reef fishes represent the most species-rich group of vetebrates and occupy diverse habitats that vary substantially in temperature across the globe.
Our current understanding of large-scale crustal structures is mostly via seismic tomography images, which are similar to CT scans used in medicine. The recent advent of ambient-noise tomography, which relies on information from seismic noise generated by oceans, has proved to be extremely powerful in resolving crustal structures.