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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)

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)

Evolutionary genomics of seasonality in animals

Seasonal breeding in certain mammals restricts their reproductive output. Seasonality is known to be influenced by global latitude and genes impacting melatonin synthesis and catabo more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor), Bathgate, Roslyn (Associate 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)

Respiratory syncytial virus in Australia: Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution

This project aims to better understand the molecular epidemiology and evolution of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia using whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic appr more...

Supervisor(s): Eden, John-Sebastian (Dr)

Gene editing of human stem cells and to better understand chronic pain disease

This project involves the use of human stem cells to generate pain sensing neurons and CRISPR gene editing to identify new pain killers. A complimentary scholarship for this pr more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)

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 (Professor)

Evolution of viviparity in fish

My lab offers a range of opportunities to build on our research program examining the evolution of reproductive complexity in fish, especially seahorses and sharks. Please see our w more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Murphy, Christopher R (Professor)

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)

CRISPR-based genome editing

The recent development of genome editing technology is perhaps the single biggest technical breakthrough in the history of life sciences, allowing for near complete control over euk more...

Supervisor(s): Neely, Greg (Professor)