About the Centre for Urology Research (CUR)

Mission

The mission of the Centre for Urology Research is to enhance our knowledge of the lower urinary tract with the aim of developing new treatments or enhancing current treatments of the following conditions:

  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Stress and bladder & bowel dysfunction
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bladder and prostate cancer
  • Ureteral & kidney stones
  • Stress incontinence
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Katrina Smith (PhD)
  • Andy Koh (PhD)
  • Zane Stromberga (PhD)
  • Eleanor West (PhD)
  • Eliza West (PhD)
  • Amanda Tauber (PhD)
  • Damian Nilsson (PhD)
  • Mei Khuthir (Master of Research)
  • Julia Shirley (Honours)
  • Caleb Kam (Honours)

National

International

  • Australian Bladder Foundation - Moro, 2017-2018
    “Alternative pharmaceutical treatments for bladder management: An investigation into the potential for histamine and prostaglandin targets”
  • Quality Use of Medicines Network, Collaborative Research Funding scheme – Chess- Williams, McDermott, Sellers & Dukie, 2017
    “Prostate cancer and alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists”
  • Cancer Council Queensland - Chess-Williams, McDermott & Rose Myer, 2012-2014
    "Cytotoxic drugs: cellular and tissue effects and the effects of ageing"
  • NHMRC - Chess-Williams, Burcher, Moore, Mansfield, 2009-2012
    “Non-neuronal ATP: regulation of release and action in the bladder”
  • Pfizer Overactive Bladder Competitive Grant Program - Chess-Williams, 2008-2010
    "Muscarinic receptor mediated release of nitric oxide, its effect on urothelial spontaneous activity and role in the idiopathic overactive bladder”
  • European Commission Framework 7 - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, 2010-2014
    11 European centres – Sheffield Hallam University centre 2 - Sellers, McKay & Grundy
    “Training for Urology Scientists to develop new Treatments (TRUST)”
  • Pfizer Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Program - Collins, Sellers, McKay, Grundy, Chapple, 2009-2010
    “Antimuscarinics: effects on mucosal-afferent signalling pathways?”
  • Zane Stromberga, FameLab national finals, May 2018 – finalist  
  • Zane Stromberga, FameLab Queensland semi-final, March 2018 - winner
  • Eleanor West, 3-minute Presentation at 9th National Symposium on Advances in Gastrointestinal & Urogenital Research, December 2017 – winner
  • Andy Koh, Poster Presentation at 9th National Symposium on Advances in Gastrointestinal & Urogenital Research, December 2017 – winner
  • Iris Lim, Digital Poster Presentation at Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference, December 2015 – winner
  • Oladayo Folasire, 3-minute Presentation at 6th National Symposium on Advances in Gastrointestinal & Urogenital Research, December 2014 – winner
  • Oladayo Folasire, Bond University 3-minute Thesis Competition, August 2013 – winner

Current

  • Journal of Pharmacological & Toxicological Methods (D. Sellers)
  • Naunyn Schmeidebergs Archives of Pharmacology (R. Chess-Williams)

 

Past

  • Life Sciences (D. Sellers)
  • Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience (R. Chess-Williams)
  • Autonomic & Autocoid Pharmacology (R. Chess-Williams)