At Deakin University our researchers are making a positive impact on the lives and well-being of communities — not just in Australia, but around the world — through exceptional innovation and research.
Using our industry, government and institutional networks, we are building our global research footprint across four key themes, supported by four world-class Research Institutes and 13 Strategic Research Centres.
Improving health and wellbeing
Covering the broad spectrum of health, our research is helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of people and communities on a global scale. From medicine, ageing, chronic illness and disability, to nutrition, physical activity and child health, we're continually striving to uncover new frontiers through persistent curiosity and ground-breaking research.
Designing smarter technologies
Deakin is a world leader in carbon and short fibre, metals and steel research, electromaterials, corrosion, nanotechnology, composite materials and energy storage systems. Our open access carbon fibre/composite research facility, Carbon Nexus, is supporting the transition to advanced manufacturing, while engineering and IT researchers are providing robotics, simulation modelling and haptics solutions to clients across many sectors.
Enabling a sustainable world
Deakin leads one of the world’s most prestigious environmental and marine science research programs. Our scientists are helping to protect Australia’s vulnerable flora and fauna from disease, from rapid development and from climate change. In the agricultural sphere, teams of experts are providing water management advice and designing smart solutions to global challenges such as food security, sustainable agriculture and environmental sustainability.
Advancing society and culture
Our research is helping to advance understanding of intercultural relations, politics, migration, racism and governance. In education, researchers are cultivating society and culture by informing policy across all educational sectors, with an emphasis on developing partnerships and working toward achieving equity and social justice. Our creative arts researchers are also breaking new ground, often at the intersection between research, art and technology.
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1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Deakin University published between 1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (WFC)
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Highlight of the month: Deakin University
Gene helps immune cells get a move on
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A gene targeted for arthritis treatment also plays an important role in facilitating the immune response to influenza, potentially increasing the risk of side effects from the treatment.
The ADAMTS5 gene is involved in breaking down specific molecules in the matrix surrounding cells, making it an attractive target for arthritis treatment. However, the gene’s role in immunity is unknown. So, to find out more, a team led by researchers at Australia’s Deakin University tracked how mice lacking ADAMTS5 responded to influenza. The mice lost more weight and had higher concentrations of the virus in their lungs than normal mice. The denser matrix also blocked cell movement, so fewer influenza-specific immune cells migrated to the infection site.
While these findings offer an avenue to increase the immune response to influenza, they also raise concerns that new arthritis treatments based on inhibiting ADAMTS5, one of which has already gone through clinical trials, could increase the risk of influenza infection.
- PLoS Biology 14, 1002580 (2016). doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002580
Top articles by Altmetric score:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Functional mechanisms underlying pleiotropic risk alleles at the 19p13.1 breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility locus
1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017
International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC
- 47.06% Domestic
- 52.94% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (39 total)
- Deakin University, Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
La Trobe University, Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by WFC (330 total)
- Deakin University, Australia
- Foreign institution
Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK)
The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK)
Donghua University (DHU), China
The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA)
Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece
Qingdao University (QU), China
Paul Pascal Research Center (CRPP), France
Wenzhou University (WZU), China
Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ANFF Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australia
- TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TD-NBC), India
- The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), Australia
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