News: Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science: Genetics

Role of a histone demethylase during seed development

grains in petri dish

Honours project: This project in epigenetics and plant reproductive biology will examine the role of a histone demethylase (H3K9me2) during seed development.

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Role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during plant reproduction

Grains for health

Honours project: Investigate the role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during early reproductive development as mutants abort early during seed development.

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Cell division & cancer

Honours project: Explore the molecular machinery that controls cell division to allow rational cancer chemotherapy.

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Behavioural analysis of zebrafish models of Alzheimer's Disease

We’re undertaking behavioural analysis of zebrafish models in order to help find treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.

Honours project: Undertake behavioural analysis of zebrafish models in order to help find treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.

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Bioinformatic analysis of zebrafish models of Alzheimer's Disease

Bioinformatic analysis of zebrafish models of Alzheimer's Disease

Honours project: This project involves the bioinformatic analysis of zebrafish models of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Understanding the molecular mechanisms of intellectual disability

Honours project: Investigate the role IQSEC2 and synaptic morphology and plasticity on the orchestration of the complex architecture required for ‘normal’ cognition.

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Treating inherited brain disease in children

Honours project: This genetics and molecular pathology project explores the use of gene therapy to treating inherited brain disease in children.

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Cellular-stress induced activation of non-TFEB regulated lysosomal genes

Cellular stress-induced transactivation of autophagy and lysosomal genes. In normal conditions, transcription factor EB (TFEB) is kept in the cytoplasm in an inactive form.

Honours project: Investigate the role of the eIF2α/ATF4 pathway in stress-induced transcription of non-TFEB genes.

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Investigating molecular mechanisms of disease

Honours project: Characterise molecular and cellular changes driving improvements to disease outcomes after postnatal 17B-estradiol treatment in mice modeling intellectual disability and seizures. 

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