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Molecular genetics of plant development

Genes and gene networks involved in plant development. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Mary (Associate Professor)

The molecular basis of persistence in clinical P. aeruginosa strains from cystic fibrosis patients

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), adapts to survive in the CF lung through both mutation and gene expression more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr), Triccas, Jamie (Dr)

The influence of microbial interactions on mushroom production

Mushrooms are an economically important food source with an annual retail value in Australia of almost $700 million. Although edible fungi have been grown for many years, knowledge more...

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

Genomic selection in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney)

Future breeding programs for the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) will require integration of genomic data to improve the efficiency of selection. The Holy Grail is to make selec more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Development of genomic resources and unravelling the genetic architecture of complex phenotypic traits in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

Dense SNP-based genomic maps are valuable in associating genetic loci (QTL, GWAS) with complex phenotypic traits and in understanding genome structures. They can also provide a fram more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor), Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr)

Development of novel anti-cancer metastasis agents derived from omega-3 fatty acid metabolites

At present we have no therapies that prevent cancer spread. In this project we will develop novel w-3 fatty acid epoxide analogues that inhibit tumour metastasis. These derivatives more...

Supervisor(s): Murray, Michael (Professor)

Solute Carrier Transporters

PhD project is available in this laboratory on investigating the relationship of human drug transporters with drugs in treating prevalent diseases such as diabetes and cancers. more...

Supervisor(s): Zhou, Fanfan (Dr)

MicroRNAs as Regulators of Cellular Programs

This project involves modeling the role of transcription factors and miRNAs in the control of systems implicated in maintaining and regaining optimal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Molecular studies of thyroid cancer and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Identification of novel genes and miRNAs as predictors of thyroid cancer progression. more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)