The Comparative Genomics Centre (CGC) is a research centre at James Cook University, originally founded in 2003. At foundation, the overall aim of the CGC was to use a variety of genetic models, including staghorn coral, fruit fly and mice, to study human disease from an evolutionary perspective. The research performed in the Centre enhances our understanding of the processes involved in cancer, birth defects, immune compromised states and autoimmune disease. As the Centre has grown, it has become a focus of resources and expertise in genetics for the University and the region. The member laboratories now cover a much broader range of applications of genetics and genomics, including the science of coral reef management and biotechnological applications. Its member laboratories now span three Schools in two Faculties.
The CGC now has an annual research income in excess of $10.2 M from peer-reviewed grants and research contracts, and is funded by direct industry funding as well as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Research Centre, Dutch Science Foundation, Queensland’s National and International Research Alliances Program, Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, MS Society, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Lions Club and JCU intramural funding schemes.
The Centre’s 14 laboratories accommodated 16 honours students, 72 postgraduate students, 18 postdoctoral fellows and 12 research assistants. Over the last fifteen months, the CGC has had 122 scientific manuscripts published in internationally recognised scientific journals.
Applications for Postgraduate Scholarships for 2013 are now open
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
These scholarships provide scholarships and stipends to cover fees and living costs for international students to study at the CGC. As these applications require evidence of language proficiency, it is best to start enquiries early - see application details and phone a Laboratory Head today.
JCU International Research Scholarship will close 31 August 2012 - click here for further information
Australian Postgraduate Awards
These scholarships are awarded to Australian permantent residents/citizens to support research training. Early planning is critical to a successful application. Laboratory Heads are happy to discuss available projects.
JCU Research Scholarships for Australian Nationals will close 31 August 2012 - click here for further information
For more information
Research Graduate School
Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
FOR VISITING SCHOLARS
A number of short term (up to six months) positions are available for people on Working Holiday Visas who have a scientific background to work and train within laboratories of the Comparative Genomics Centre. Please contact Alan Baxter if interested.
|CGC SUMMER STUDENTSHIPS
Over the 2012-2013 Summer vacation, the CGC will fund up to six studentships for undergraduate students studying relevant majors, to work in the research laboratories of the Centre for six weeks or more. Click here for further details.
To download a poster promoting the CGC Summer Studentships, Click here.
- Alan G Baxter,
- Comparative Genomics Centre,
- Molecular Sciences Bldg 21, James Cook University,
- Townsville, 4811, Queensland, Australia.
- Tel: 61-7-4781 6265 Fax: 61-7-4781 6078
- Email: Alan.Baxter@jcu.edu.au
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