Genomic diversity and expression of endogenous retroviruses in crocodiles

Summary

This project focuses on the evolution and diversity of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) in crocodiles

Supervisor(s)

Dr Jaime Gongora

Research Location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This project focuses on the genomic diversity, evolution and expression of ERVs in crocodilians. The aim is to characterise ERVs from the entire genomes of 15 crocodile species. There is also the scope to investigate ERVs and disease association, which is of relevance to the crocodile industry. This project will involve bioinformatic analyses of next generation sequencing (genome sequence and RNA 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

Crocodiles Retroviruses Evolution Diversity

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2114

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