Diversity of the immune system and conservation of the Arabian oryx

Summary

This project focuses on investigating the adaptive and immune systems of Arabian oryx from a reintroduction program in Oman. 

Supervisor(s)

Dr Jaime Gongora

Research Location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This project investigates the genetic diversity of the adaptive and innate immune systems, including the major histocompatibility complex and complement system, in Arabian oryx breeding populations to better inform a reintroduction program for this species in Oman. There is also scope for investigating health parameters in these populations. This project will involve use of molecular genetic approaches and phylogenetic and population genetic analyses of DNA data.

Additional Information

Supervisor Profile:
http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/about/staff/profiles/jaime.gongora.php

Scholarships:International students interested in this project could apply for IPRS scholarships (http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml)  and local students for APA/UPA scholarships (http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/postgraduate_awards.shtml)

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Keywords

Arabian Oryx Oman Immune system Conservation

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2108

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