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Investigation on the causes for keratoconus

This project will be suitable for PhD students, and it can also be broken down to small projects for master students. It is basic science research based, and the student will experi more...

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

Pathways to therapies in blinding genetic retinal eye diseases

In this project, novel disease genes and variants are identified that cause blinding retinal eye diseases. Cellular, gene editing, proteomic and animal model approaches are taken to more...

Supervisor(s): Jamieson, Robyn (Associate Professor)

Genomic medicine for unravelling the challenges of pathogenesis and treatment of blindness due to childhood cataract and glaucoma

Novel disease genes and variants are identified that contribute to the blinding eye diseases of childhood cataract and glaucoma.  In this project further novel variants will be more...

Supervisor(s): Jamieson, Robyn (Associate Professor)

Gene function and RNA processing in gut endoderm development

This project aims to unravel the impact of RNA processing on the function the targets of a RNA binding protein in the development of the embryonic gut and the associated organs. more...

Supervisor(s): Fossat, Nicolas (Dr), Tam, Patrick (Professor)

Improving productivity, profitability, sustainability, and animal health and welfare of extensive and intensive beef cattle production using automatic monitoring and management systems

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (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)

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 (Professor)

Whole genome CRISPR screening to define drug mechanism of action

This project will involve new whole genome CRISPR editing strategies, coupled with bioinformatics analysis, to identify the complete molecular mechanism of action for relevant human more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)