Title of Project
Discovering key genes controlling interactions between corals and their microbiota
Dr Ira Cooke, Professor David Miller
College or Research Centre
College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science
Summary of Project
This project is an opportunity to create a multi-layered molecular map of coral larval development, and use it to discover key genes involved in the interactions between corals and their microbiota. You will have access to mass spectrometry, RNA sequencing and 16s microbial profiling data with fine temporal resolution across the entire coral development sequence from egg to polyp. Your task will be to develop a statistical approach to identifying key transition points during development and then use a variety of sequence analysis tools to examine the evolution and function of associated genes.
bioinformatics; coral; microbiome; statistics
Would suit an applicant who
Has excellent statistical skills. At least a basic knowledge of molecular biology or a strong desire to learn. Computer programming skills are desirable but not required.
Updated: 10 months ago