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Using Gene editing to cure genetic neurological disorders

This project is an opportunity for a PhD student who is interested in genetic disorders of the brain and who is prepared to work at the cutting edge of technology. Genetic neurologi more...

Supervisor(s): Gold, Wendy (Dr)

Pathways to therapies in blinding genetic retinal eye diseases

In this project, novel disease genes and variants are identified that cause blinding retinal eye diseases. Cellular, gene editing, proteomic and animal model approaches are taken to more...

Supervisor(s): Jamieson, Robyn (Associate Professor)

Mining for novel resistance to leaf rust in Eastern European barley germplasm

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Phylogenetics of rust pathogens

There are about 7,000 rust species, some of which are among the most damaging of all plant pathogens. Using genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis, this project will contribut more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

The cellular and molecular regulation of embryo development

Postgraduate research studentship in the molecular and cellular analysis of key embryonic transitions. The research program will investigate how changes in histone and DNA methylati more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Chris (Professor)

Diabetes and beta-cell gene expression

Diabetes develops when the insulin secreting beta-cells in the pancreas can no longer release enough insulin to control blood glucose concentrations. This often occurs in the settin more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (Professor)

Fine mapping and cloning of seedling and adult plant resistance genes to leaf rust in barley

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Balance, Resistance and Interval Training Trial

BRAIN, or The BRaIN Training Trial (Balance, Resistance and Interval Training Trial) is a large, multi-national randomised controlled trial (RCT). The purpose of the trial the effic more...

Supervisor(s): Fiatarone Singh, Maria (Professor), Mavros, Yorgi (Dr)

Pathogen-host interactions and resilience on-farm.

This project forms part of an integrated new program on resilience to endemic disease. The project aims to (i) investigate host-pathogen interactions and pathogen evolution for an i more...

Supervisor(s): Plain, Karren (Dr)

Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare

The Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare study will examine several aspects in the identification of immune measures relevant to production outcome. This presents oppo more...

Supervisor(s): Purdie, Auriol (Dr)