Whole genome sequence data is available for the GAERS epilepsy rat model of idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE), and its sibling strain the NEC non-epileptic rat, as well as a rat model of vulnerability to acquired epilepsy (FAST) and a resistant rat strain (SLOW). This project will explore the whole genomes of these strains to identify potential genetic aberration markers of epilepsy, and the vulnerability to develop epilepsy after a brain injury. This project will require interest in genetics, bioinformatics and big data.
epilepsy, animal models, whole genome sequencing, genomics, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, anatomy, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, human pathology, clinical, neuroscience
Masters by research
Masters by coursework
Top-up scholarship funding available
Alfred Research Alliance