School of Biomedical Sciences
3000+ undergraduate students
150+ postgraduate students
New collaboration to improve treatments for cancer patients
Lead researcher Dr Joost Lesterhuis, a medical oncologist and group leader from the UWA School of Biomedical Sciences, and his team including Dr Anthony Bosco, Systems Biologist at Telethon Kids Institute, used a network analysis method to look at how thousands of genes connect with each other in a cancer, and which needed to be activated to respond positively to immunotherapy.Read more
Inhibition of the immunophilin family of proteins
Synthesising small molecule inhibitors of immunophilins in bacteriaRead more
Orphan Endolysosomal Transporters in Bone Health and Disease
This project examines the role of previously uncharacterised ‘orphan’ endolysosomal transporters in osteoclast function and their potential involvement in bone disease.Read more
Resetting the tipping point Converting immune checkpoint non-responders into responders
This UWA project characterises the events that occur in cancers cured by immunotherapy using gene expression data to discover ways to reinforce those processes and increase cancer cure rates.Read more
Genomic epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Identifying drug sensitive N. gonorrhoea isolates to improve disease detectionRead more
Pathogenesis determinants in hyper-virulent Neisseria meningitidis
Understanding meningococcal disease for better preventionRead more
Sorting-Out the Skeleton The role of SNX27 in Skeletal Health and Disease
This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and examines the role of sorting-nexin 27 (SNX27), a protein crucially involved in the regulation and trafficking of transmembrane cargo, in skeletal growth and homeostasis.Read more
UWA Health Campus
The UWA Health Campus provides cutting-edge specialist teaching and learning facilities for students, professionals and patients.Read more about UWA Health Campus
The Biomedical Laboratories are hi-tech training facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students at UWA.Read more about Biomedical laboratories
Biomedical Sciences E-Learning Suites
The interactive suites offer students practical diagnostic experience and an environment that mimics the consultative nature of a working laboratory.Read more about Biomedical Sciences E-Learning Suites
School of Allied Health
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School of Population and Global Health
At the School of Population and Global Health we are dedicated to making the world a healthier place to live, our research, advocacy and health promotion within the School of Population Health and Global Health is aimed at improving social and environmental conditions and behaviours.
UWA Dental School
UWA’s Dental School is WA’s only tertiary dental training centre, offering aspiring and existing dentists a range of practical and innovative courses.