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Harnessing non-coding RNA for cancer prognosis

Description 
The human genome is dominated by non-protein encoding information. Indeed, the differences between humans and other animals cannot be accounted for by protein-coding genes and are instead thought to be due to regulatory differences. Much of the information-content for this is encoded and transacted by non-coding RNA. This project investigates the role that non-coding RNA play in the metastasis of triple negative breast cancer and how non-coding RNA biology can be harnessed as prognostics for cancer outcome.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Cancer Biology, RNA Biology, RNA-seq, Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
Time commitment 
Full-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Yes
Year 1: 
$4000
Physical location 
Biochemistry
Co-supervisors 
Assoc Prof 
Kaylene Simpson
(External)

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