Associate Professor Dale Nyholt
Associate Professor Dale Nyholt is a human geneticist expert in the statistical analysis of common complex traits. His expertise spans statistical genetic and genomic analysis, epidemiology, bioinformatics and biostatistics. His laboratory studies the role of genetics in the development and mechanism of human traits, with particular emphasis on migraine, with the specific goal of identifying genetic risk factors and detecting common genetic links with other disorders, including depression, endometriosis and epilepsy. The identification of such causal genetic factors and how they interact with environment exposures will provide a deeper understanding of the aetiology of migraine and our ability to prevent and treat attacks, and facilitate the discovery of novel pathways and thus identify new targets for drug therapy. His laboratory also develops novel bioinformatics programs used by researchers worldwide.
Professor Nathan Subramaniam
Professor Nathan Subramaniam is an NHMRC senior research fellow and professor of biomedical sciences (molecular medicine) in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health at QUT. Nathan heads the Hepatogenomics Research Group at QUT where research focuses on identifying and characterising genes involved in the development of liver and iron-related disease. The aim is to advance the understanding of these disorders at a molecular level with the ultimate objective of development of diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. His group has been instrumental in defining the genetic basis of many iron-related disorders.