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Natural History study of inherited retinal dystrophies

Opportunities exist for PhD and MPhil students to undertake projects in understanding inherited eye diseases. In particular developing outcome measures by combining structural and f more...

Supervisor(s): Grigg, John (Professor)

Patient preferences and willingness to pay for genomic information in cancer and cardiovascular disease

It is not clear how people value genetic or genomic health information, and traditional economic evaluation may not capture the full benefit of this service. This PhD will examine p more...

Supervisor(s): Morton, Rachael (Associate Professor)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

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)

Engaging with individuals who are affected by hereditary cancer (Lynch Syndrome)

Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited cancer syndrome which significantly increases a carrier's lifetime risk of several cancers, most notably colorectal cancer (CRC).  Recent Au more...

Supervisor(s): Taylor, Natalie (Dr)

Investigating factors affecting the impact of interventions to improve referral of colorectal cancer patients with a high likelihood risk of Lynch Syndrome

Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited cancer syndrome which significantly increases a carrier's lifetime risk of several cancers, most notably colorectal cancer (CRC).  Recent Au more...

Supervisor(s): Taylor, Natalie (Dr)

An innovative synthesis technique to fabricate nano-sized calcium phosphate particles

The project aims to develop a novel method to fabricate homogenous and non-aggregated nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HA) particles capable of delivering therapeutic nucleic acids into t more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)