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 April 2017 - 31 March 2018
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Deakin University published between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC 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 (FC)
|Journal of Biological Chemistry||2||0.20|
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America||5||0.56|
|Proceedings of the Royal Society B||3||1.53|
|Science Translational Medicine||1||0.08|
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||7||1.12|
Highlight of the month
Interferon epsilon from mice has human effects
©KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty
Interferons are important immune molecules which are usually species specific, but researchers have discovered a new class of interferon with cross-species activity which will be useful in lab studies of human disease.
at Deakin University investigated the structure and function of a recently
identified interferon, IFNε, found in the female
reproductive tract. The team produced mouse IFNε in cell cultures and measured
its ability to bind to interferon receptors and activate the interferon
IFNε bound to the
interferon receptors IFNAR1 and IFNAR2, but unlike other interferons, it bound
more strongly to IFNAR1. IFNε also activated the interferon response pathway
and had antiviral, antibacterial, and antiproliferative effects, though its
overall activity was weaker than other interferons. Surprisingly, mouse IFNε also
had antiviral activity in human cells.
In addition to clarifying the activity of IFNε, these
findings demonstrate its value as a tool for humanized mouse models of disease.
- Journal of Biological Chemistry 293, 3168-3179 (2017). doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.800755
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Structural basis for antibody targeting of the broadly expressed microbial polysaccharide poly-N-acetylglucosamine
Journal of Biological Chemistry
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International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 52.75% Domestic
- 47.25% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (63 total)
- Deakin University, Australia
- Domestic institution
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
Monash University, Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS), Australia
University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia
The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia
La Trobe University, Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (202 total)
- Deakin University, Australia
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France
Collège de France, France
Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland
The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK)
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), 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
- Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC), Australia
- National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Australia
- TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TD-NBC), India
- The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), Australia
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