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
-Examining the genetic and environmental influence on tissue specific proteomics
-Identifying new biomarkers that predict metabolic outcomes such as body weight or insulin sensitivity


Professor David James

Research Location

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Program Type



Professor James is head of the Biology Domain at the Charles Perkins Centre and runs a diverse lab with the principal goal of understanding how complex diseases like diabetes take form and how we can prevent them. Drs Madsen and Healy are senior research fellows in the lab with several years of experience working with mice and metabolic research.

Additional Information

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Metabolic disease, Genetics, nutrition, Proteomics, metabolomics, phenotype

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2507

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