Our research covers a wide range of questions in reproductive and developmental biology, using physiological, endocrine, molecular, genetic and comparative genomic techniques. We have a strong research output including over 70 publications in the last 5 years, with papers in leading journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, PLoS One, PLoS Biology and PNAS. We have just published the genome of the tammar wallaby in Genome Biology that will underpin all the studies outlined below.
The Reproduction and Development laboratory is well equipped and students gain training in a broad range of relevant, cutting edge techniques in molecular biology, endocrinology, physiology and anatomy that will enhance future career prospects. We can take Honours, Masters and PhD students.
Recent News / Blog entries
- How to get more pixels when you export Powerpoint slides to graphic filesGetting around Microsoft's limitations to export high quality graphics from Powerpoint is not too hard once you know how.
- Just out: Molecular conservation of marsupial and eutherian placentation and lactationEutherian mammals (e.g. human, mouse) are often referred to as “placental” mammals, yet marsupials (e.g. kangaroo, koala) also have a fully functioning placenta, made out of the yolk sac.
- Prettier graphs using Excel
Excel excels at ugly graphs, However it can produce nice graphs if you know how. It takes a little thought, and a little effort to transform the default graphs, setting sizes, spacing, colours, fonts, formats, but once you are familiar, it takes little time, and once you have a nice format you can even re-use the graph format in different projects - all you need to do is point it to different data sets.
- New Wallavan
At last we have our new wallavan. Overlanda have done a fine job. We were impressed by the wallaby stencil on the sides.
- On the principle of "Maximum Author Load" ...
I came across a publication today with almost 2500 authors. It must have been a nightmare to coordinate all their comments on the draft manuscript!
Recent Reproduction Literature
- Cholangiocytes act as facultative liver stem cells during impaired hepatocyte regeneration.
- Comment on “Cognition-mediated evolution of low-quality floral nectars”.
- Response to Comment on “Cognition-mediated evolution of low-quality floral nectars”.
- Fertility impairment with defective spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis in male zebrafish lacking androgen receptor.
- Metformin attenuates susceptibility to inflammation-induced preterm birth in mice with higher endocannabinoid levels.
- The oviduct: from sperm selection to the epigenetic landscape of the embryo.
- Identification and characterization of a specific 13-miRNA expression signature during follicle activation in the zebrafish ovary.
- Insomnia linked to premature birth in study of 3 million mothers.
- High-fat diet exposure from pre-pubertal age induces PCOS in rats.
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection in Domestic and Wild Mammals.