Theme Leaders

Green - Clinical anatomy: function and rehabilitation of stabilizing muscles

Our group have pioneered techniques to insert intramuscular electrodes into muscles at the hip and shoulder to understand the role of these muscles in the human body.

Murphy - Skeletal muscle biochemistry

Our group studies the various aspects of skeletal muscle biochemistry in health and disease, using exercise and disease models in humans, as well as animal models.


Hill - Neurodegenerative diseases, extracellular vesicles and noncoding RNAs

Our group uses a combination of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology to investigate neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Prion and Parkinson's diseases.

Hughes - Oxidative stress, erythrocyte morphology and haemorheology

I use erythrocyte morphology and haemorheology parameters to mark peripheral oxidative stress in Parkinson's Disease.

Kettle - Autonomic and central nervous system regulation of metabolism

Our group examines the neurobiology and neurochemistry that underlies the physiology of metabolism.

Orian - Neurodegenerative diseases

Our group uses proof-of-concept to identify pathological and molecular mechanisms of disease. We also evaluate candidate MS drugs.

Perugini - Rational inhibitor design targeting drug-resistant bacteria, noxious weeds, and common age-related diseases

Our group studies the structure, function, regulation and inhibition of essential oligomeric enzymes such as dihydrodipicolinate synthase (DHDPS), from the lysine biosynthesis pathway of bacteria.

Truscott - Mitochondrial protein homeostasis

Our group studies the function of mitochondrial proteins involved in the biogenesis and maintenance of mitochondria at the molecular level.

Zacharias - Gross anatomy, histology and embryology

Our group analyses hip stabiliser muscle function in a population with hip osteoarthritis using MRI and intramuscular electromyography techniques.