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Generation of a sheep model of Batten disease using the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system

The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs, Batten disease) are a group of fatal neurodegenerative inherited diseases in humans and animals (http://bdsra.org/). There is no cure, but more...

Supervisor(s): Tammen, Imke (Associate Professor), Grupen, Christopher Gerald (Associate Professor)

The influence of seminal plasma on sperm function and fertility

An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of reproductive biology. The project will investigate the factors in seminal plasma that influence male fertil more...

Supervisor(s): De Graaf, Simon (Associate Professor)

Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare

The Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare study will examine several aspects in the identification of immune measures relevant to production outcome. This presents oppo more...

Supervisor(s): Purdie, Auriol (Dr)

New approaches to treating sick koalas

Koalas are iconic Australian marsupials. Unfortunately many wild koalas become infected with bacterial and fungal diseases. Current medication regimens for treating infectious disea more...

Supervisor(s): Govendir, Merran (Associate Professor)

Mechanobiolgocial role of endosteum and periosteum in bone remodelling

We earlier demonstrated by finite element analusis(FEA), that soft tissue dental ollicle surrounding nerupted teeth experiences compression over crowns, and tension beneath roots du more...

Supervisor(s): Sarrafpour, Babak (Dr)

Pathogen-host interactions and resilience on-farm.

This project forms part of an integrated new program on resilience to endemic disease. The project aims to (i) investigate host-pathogen interactions and pathogen evolution for an i more...

Supervisor(s): Plain, Karren (Dr)