Dechiphering genome function in animal development (2007–2012)

Abstract:
Understanding how genes orchestrate embryonic development is one of the greatest challenges in modern biology. In this Federation Fellowship program I will develop and exploit novel screening strategies to identify important genes and study their functions in regulating organ development. Genes and cellular mechanisms discovered in this project will provide new insights into genome function, inform the diagnosis and management of developmental disorders, suggest novel approaches to conservation, pest management and livestock breeding, and provide a basis for genetic biotechnologies including stem cell technology, tissue regeneration and cancer therapy.
Grant type:
ARC Federation Fellowships
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council