The department has developed multidisciplinary approaches to research involving cell biology,
histology, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, molecular biology, computer graphics
and imaging capabilities. Research groups in the department use,
for example, cell and
organ culture, transgenic models, human tissue studies, gene manipulation, gene expression
studies, in situ RT-PCR and advanced biomedical imaging applications at all levels.
We undertake a Wide range of research
Research quality in the Department of Anatomy with Radiology is evidenced in many
ways. Academic staff:
- attract considerable external research funding
- have established the
Biomedical Imaging Research
- have established an internationally recognised Human Brain
- have established active collaborative research links
- are appointed to the editorial boards of leading
international research journals (Neuroscience, Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy,
Atherosclerosis, Cell Biology International)
are office holders in international research societies (eg, Asia-Pacific
Organisation for Cell Biology; Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and
Developmental Biology; International Basal Ganglia Society; Australian Vascular
Biology Society; Australian Neuroscience Society; Matrix Biology Society of
Australia and New Zealand)
- are regularly invited as plenary guest lecturers to national and international conferences
on imaging, cell biology, connective tissue, heart disease, the brain and
neurodegenerative diseases and cellular, molecular biology of disease processes.
Research groups in the department have developed a close association with the community.
Staff frequently present current research overviews to community organisations.
Community groups also provide vital assistance and support to the research effort
of the Department.
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For example, with funding from the NZ Neurological Foundation, the human brain research group has established a
Human Brain Bank
to provide facilities for the storage of brain tissue bequeathed from patients who
die with Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease,
Human Brain Bank
Over the last 10 years there has been a steady and consistent growth in research
activity and vitality in the department as demonstrated by the increase in research
undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows. This
growth has been especially evident over the last five years with the establishment
of the Biomedical Imaging Research Unit
housed in the department.
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Biomedical Imaging Research Unit