Disease control and genetics
Researchers in Biological Sciences are at the technological cutting-edge in developing modes of bio-control that have capacity to reduce or even eliminate the passage of dengue virus from mosquitoes to humans in the tropics.
Other research is focused on novel insights and possible therapeutic options for neuronal, muscular and metabolic disorders, and on the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of disease and immunity.
|Bryson-Richardson, Rob |
Robert researches the genetic causes, disease mechanisms, and potential therapies for a range of myopathies using the zebrafish as an in vivo model system.
Suresh is interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying phenotypic variation that shapes evolution in plants.
Beth researches the genetics and evolution of insect:microbe associations, specifically the use of endosymbiotic bacteria for biocontrol against the mosquito that transmits dengue fever.
|Burke, Richard |
Richard is using the experimental advantages of the vinegar fly Drosophila to investigate the genetic regulation of metal ion metabolism in animal development and disease.