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Fighting the fungus felling our frogs

UC experts join other Australian researchers to call for increased efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly fungus wiping out frog species around the world.

By Marcus Butler

4 August  2017: Frogs around the world are increasingly under threat and many species have already become extinct because of a deadly fungus, now a group of scientists are demanding more action to halt the spread  of the chytrid fungus.

The disease, Chytridiomycosis, has been implicated in the mass die-offs and

PhD Opportunity in Animal Cytogenetics

We are seeking at least one, but potentially several, PhD students with interests in molecular cytogenetics and genomics to develop diagnostic cytogenetic and molecular tools for comparative genomics and evolutionary studies in animals, particularly in sheep and reptiles.

 Project Description

Chromosome rearrangements play critical role in speciation. Major chromosome rearrangements are usually detectable via standard karyotypic analysis; however, cryptic (minor) rearrangements remain undetected, requiring development of species specific diagnostic tests, combining cytogenetics and molecular approaches. For example, subtelomeric sequences, which

2016 Annual Report now available

The IAE had a great 2016, with strong research productivity and a focus on the future. We are proud to share our achievements in our 2016 Annual Report, showcasing research excellence, impact and engagement. We also highlight our students, staff, and publications. We hope you enjoy reading about our work.