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Tracking antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in the environment

Antibiotic resistance is a massive problem for medicine, and thus much effort is being put into understanding the genetic basis of how bacteria evolve so quickly to become resistant more...

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

Natural History study of inherited retinal dystrophies

Opportunities exist for PhD and MPhil students to undertake projects in understanding inherited eye diseases. In particular developing outcome measures by combining structural and f more...

Supervisor(s): Grigg, John (Professor)

Mechanisms of Transgenerational Epigenetic inheritance

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that allow a phenomenon called epigenetic inheritance to occur: that is, the transmission of non-genetic information from more...

Supervisor(s): Ashe, Alyson (Dr)

Design and synthesis of selective anion receptors to facilitate transmembrane anion transport in epithelial cells

CF is a recessive genetic condition that results from the dysregulation of anion transport through the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator anion channel in epithelial cell membr more...

Supervisor(s): Gale, Philip (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)

Genomics and genetics of animals and plants

These projects will suit you if your scientific passion is to understand the relationship of genotype and phenotype using the tools of genomics, molecular and transmission genetics. more...

Supervisor(s): Saleeba, Jenny (Dr)

Early processing of emotional faces in dementia

Decoding facial features (identity, sex, emotion) is a complex ability that most humans do effortlessly. This ability is eroded in individuals with frontotemporal dementia and other more...

Supervisor(s): Piguet, Olivier (Professor)

Corneal bioengineering

Two research projects existing under this big area :1. To develop in situ bioprinting to treat corneal diseases; and 2. develop potential electromechanical methods to treat eye dise more...

Supervisor(s): You, Jingjing (Dr), Sutton, Gerard (Professor)

Gene and Cell therapy for treating corneal diseases

Two research projects existing under this board area :1. Develop in vivo gene editing technique to treat corneal diseases; and 2. Sequencing and mapping gene and protein interaction more...

Supervisor(s): You, Jingjing (Dr), Sutton, Gerard (Professor)

Microbial nitrogen cycling and mushroom production

Mushrooms are an important food source in the Australian diet, supplying protein, vitamins and micronutrients. Growing nutrient-rich mushrooms requires a specialized compost, which more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)