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Comparative genomics of gene families

Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Peter Prentis
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

The project aims to understand gene family dynamics in a range of different organisms. Topics that could be explored include toxin gene evolution in cnidarians, detoxification gene evolution in true fruit flies and hemoglobin evolution in molluscs.

Research activities

This project will use genome sequencing and computational approaches to identify and characterise gene families in a variety of organisms.

Outcomes

Project outcomes will include the development of molecular biology and bioinformatics skillsets and information on how genes encode important functional traits.

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