Katharina Gaus

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An ultra-precise microscope that surpasses the limitations of Nobel Prize-winning super-resolution microscopy will let scientists directly measure distances between individual molecules.

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A team of Sydney scientists – including UNSW's Katharina Gaus – have made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease.

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Biomedical researcher Katharina Gaus has been recognised for her pioneering work using super-resolution microscopes to examine how the immune system reacts to disease.

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Professor Katharina Gaus is at the forefront of deciphering T cell signalling, a critical part of the human immune system. Her research combines new super-resolution fluorescence microscopes and analysis routines to reveal the decision making process of T cells.

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UNSW scientists have discovered how human immune receptors become activated in the presence of harmful substances, paving the way for new technologies to fight against deadly diseases.

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Nine UNSW researchers have been elected as fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. 

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Every second our immune cells make life or death decisions to activate or not. How do we switch these cells on? UNSW Professor Katharina Gaus investigates.

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The molecular mysteries that allow cancers, viruses and autoimmune diseases to dodge the body’s defence mechanisms will come under the microscope at a new ARC Centre of Excellence.

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UNSW has won four of 20 prestigious awards given to the country’s top health and medical researchers. The haul includes a particularly strong performance by female researchers.

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Using a super-resolution fluorescent microscope, medical scientists are a step closer to understanding why and how human immune cells decide to activate or not, thus enabling or preventing disease taking hold in the body.

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