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Effect of maternal high glycemic index diets on offspring metabolic phenotype

We are uncovering fascinating effects of different sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose and isomaltulose) on development of embryos and offspring.  High glucose fed mice are sign more...

Supervisor(s): Bell-Anderson, Kim (Dr)

Using functional genomics to uncover the role of every gene within human enteric bacterial genomes and their implication in pathogenesis and environmental fitness

Bacterial enteric infections represent a major public health threat globally. Although thousands of strains associated with these infections have been sequenced, our knowledge with more...

Supervisor(s): Hill-Cawthorne, Grant (Dr), Mohamed, Moataz (Dr)

Biocatalysis For Production Of Epoxides

The ultimate aim of biocatalysis research is to replace the petrochemical industry with clean and green microbial reactions using renewable and non-toxic feedstocks.  But how e more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Rutledge, Peter (Professor)

Functional Genomics, Genetics and Bioinformatics of Cereal Rust Fungi

De Novo genome assembly using third generation sequencing RNA-seq based genomic annotation for cereal rust fungi Comparative genomics of cereal robust isolates in pursuit of avi more...

Supervisor(s): Wu, Jingqin (Dr)

Pharmacological targeting of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors to promote remyelination in Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis

In this project you will investigate a new molecular pathway that is required for normal myelin formation, and the therapeutic potential of targeting this pathway to promote remyeli more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor)

Evolution of viviparity in fish

My lab offers a range of opportunities to build on our research program examining the evolution of reproductive complexity in teleost fish and sharks. Please see our website for exa more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Murphy, Christopher R (Professor)

Amygdala integrity in frontotemporal dementia

The amygdala, a complex brain region with numerous projections to other brain regions, is known to play a central role in processing emotional information.  Evidence indicates more...

Supervisor(s): Piguet, Olivier (Professor)

Discovery and validation of new ceramide synthase inhibitors to treat metabolic disease

Ceramide synthase enzyme isoforms 1, 5, and 6, are heavily implicated as drivers of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Targeting these enzymes is expected to yield new thera more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor), Qi, Jacob (Dr)

Understanding how cell polarity is patterned in plants

The symmetrical arrangements of leaves and flowers have long fascinated artists and mathematicians alike for hundreds of years. Using live-imaging, molecular biology and genetics, t more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Improved Heat Tolerance in Chickpea

Through the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) ‘Developing sustainable cropping systems for cotton, grains and fodder’ the University of Sydney will fund two Ph more...

Supervisor(s): Kaiser, Brent (Professor)