ARC Discovery Project Grant
Congratulations to Professor Kate Loveland and her team who have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant to further her research in male fertility.
In addition, Professor Vincent Harley was awarded a grant in collaboration with Monash University. The Discovery Projects scheme supports research that expands Australia’s knowledge base and research capacity as well as the economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits.
Control of developmental switches
Professor Kate Loveland
This project will study a key molecular switch required for cells and organs to form and function normally, and reveal how it works. The work will provide the first complete description of how this molecular switch controls the behaviour of a cell across its lifespan. The new knowledge will reveal how this switch controls the formation of sperm by revealing what other proteins it binds to and how this affects cell signalling and responses to the environment. It is expected this will provide information about potential interventions to control fertility or to repair abnormal cells.
Genetic regulation of avian sex determination
Professor Vincent Harley (CIB)
This project aims to enhance our understanding of gonadal sex determination (the development of testis versus ovary), using innovative genetic approaches to define the key regulatory molecular events in birds. It intends to enhance knowledge in the area of cell biology, embryology, and sex determination specifically.
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