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Understanding the utility and yield of Next generation sequencing gene panels for the diagnosis of genetic movement disorders in children

Movement disorders are common in children, and include tics, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus and tremor. Other than tics, these disorders often have a genetic basis, which is ‘mon more...

Supervisor(s): Mohammad, Shekeeb (Dr)

Investigating the genetic impacts of Tasmanian devil translocations

This PhD project aims to investigate the genetic impacts of Tasmanian devil translocations, and forms part of an ARC Linkage project “Will genetic rescue save the devil?&rdquo more...

Supervisor(s): Belov, Katherine (Kathy) (Professor)

Precision medicines for GABA-A receptor variants in epilepsy

Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies (DEEs) are rare and severe neurological conditions often associated with intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum d more...

Supervisor(s): Collins, Mary (Professor)

Cross-adaptation of visual and auditory motion and psychophysical receptive fields for multisensory motion

This project will build on recent work in our lab using a genetic algorithm (GA) to determine spatiotemporal receptive fields for translating visual motion. Pilot work shows the the more...

Supervisor(s): Alais, David (Professor)

A nationwide bee breeding program

Honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat. There is a need to breed honey bee populations that are efficient pollinators and are robust to stressors such as pests a more...

Supervisor(s): Oldroyd, Benjamin (Professor), Chapman, Nadine (Dr)

Epilepsy in CP advert

This project aims to investigate the effects of comorbid epilepsy on children with cerebral palsy. The project will investigate the characteristics, clinical and imaging risk factor more...

Supervisor(s): Dale, Russell (Professor)

Genomics of deafness in the Dalmatian and Australian Cattle Dog

Dalmatian and Australian Cattle Dog breeds are at increased risk of deafness compared with other dog breeds in Australia. Our project explores the links between deafness, coat colou more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor)

Motivation, Engagement and Individual Choice Pathways Network

Our network offers a coherent identity and collegial support structure for academics and research students who have affiliated interests in motivation, engagement and individual c more...

Supervisor(s): Watt, Helen (Professor), Anderson, Judy (Associate Professor), Ginns, Paul (Associate Professor), Kim, Minkang (Dr), Bartimote-Aufflick, Kathryn (Dr)

Gene editing of stem cells or cancer to develop new stem cell therapies to treat human disease

This project involves the use of human stem cells and CRISPR genome editing to study basic signalling pathways controlling stem cell differentiation and/or cancer. A compliment more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Associate Professor)

TARGETING THE BRAIN VASCULATURE AS A TREATMENT FOR CEREBRAL TYPE I INTERFERONOPATHIES

Abnormal blood vessels are feature of cerebral type I interferonopathies. Discover how the endothelial cells that line the brain’s blood vessels contribute to disease in patie more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)