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Conserved mechanisms of chronic pain

This project involves combining human genomics data for chronic pain disease with high throughput behavioral genomics techniques in fruit fly in order to better understand how chron more...

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

Application of new DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies in animal health and improvement

Multiple doctoral research opportunities exist to explore the use of new DNA sequencing technologies to advance our understanding of the genomic biology. more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor)

Cyanobaterial photoregulatory mechanisms, pigmentation varieties and their evolutionary significance

The red-shifted chlorophylls contain an extra formyl group compared to chlorophyll a in cyanobacteria. The oxygen atom in the formyl group requires oxygen molecules as one important more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (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)

Genotype by environment interactions under commercial scenarios on performance of black tiger prawn genotypes (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project aims to understand the influence of genotype by environment (GxE) interactions on realizing the genetic potential of the black tiger prawn to guide the design of both t more...

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

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)

Genetic diversity of commercial black tiger prawns and evidence for selection signatures (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project will use genotype-by-sequencing approaches to determine differences in genetic diversity between populations of farmed black tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) originating more...

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

Investigating the genomic diversity of the adaptive and innate immune systems in wild pigs and peccaries

This project focuses on elucidating the genetic diversity and differentiation of the adaptive and innate immune systems in wild pigs (Suidae) and peccaries (Tayassuidae)  more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)

Studies of Initial innate immune responses to Herpes Simplex Virus in human skin guide vaccine development.

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

To develop human CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte stimulating Herpes simplex viral lipopeptides as vaccine candidates

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)