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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)

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)

Mechanisms of Transgenerational Epigenetic inheritance

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that allow a phenomenon called epigenetic inheritance to occur: that is, the transmission of non-genetic information from more...

Supervisor(s): Ashe, Alyson (Dr)

The Gene Environment Interaction

-Interrogating how different diets interact with genetics in different inbred mouse strains -Examining the genetic and environmental influence on tissue specific metabolomics -Exam more...

Supervisor(s): James, 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)

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)

Viral Commandeering of Cellular Oncogenic Signalling Pathways

Cell-to-cell spread of caccinia virus infection induces dramatic rearrangements to cell morphology and alterations to cell behaviour.  This project will study the role of host more...

Supervisor(s): Newsome, Timothy (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)

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)