Investigating the evolution of genomes across all living crocodilians

Summary

This project focuses on the evolution of genomes across crocodilian species.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Jaime Gongora

Research Location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

 This project will focus on investigating the evolution of genomes across 23 crocodilian species from Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas. The aim is to better understand sequence similarity, homology, diversity and selection of genes (with importance for energy balance, metabolism, reproduction and immune response and endogenous retroviruses) as well as speciation and hybridisation aspects of crocodilians.

Additional Information

International students interested in this project could apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or Stipend Scholarship (International - formerly IPRS). Details and selection criteria can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/postgraduate/international-postgraduate-scholarships.shtml There may be other scholarship opportunities which can be accessed through the same link.  Local students could apply for Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA) at http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/research-training-program.shtml  Some components of this project are in collaboration with Texas Tech University (Prof David Ray) and Uppsala University (Dr Alexander Suh) as well as other collaborators from across Australia.

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Keywords

Evolution, genomes, crocodilian species

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2292

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