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
- 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!
- Reproduction Down Under 2017
- Colourblindness and graphics
About one in ten males (including myself) have some degree of red-green colour blindness (and 0.5% of females), so you should bear that in mind when you are making graphics to display to others. Here are some suggestions for making colour-blindness friendly graphics.
Recent Reproduction Literature
- Breeding site sampling across the Arctic by individual males of a polygynous shorebird.
- A revised Asingle model to explain stem cell dynamics in the mouse male germline.
- Effects of NRF1 on steroidogenesis and apoptosis in goat luteinized granulosa cells.
- DHEA protects mitochondria against dual modes of apoptosis and necroptosis in human granulosa HO23 cells.
- MicroRNA-150 regulates steroidogenesis of mouse testicular Leydig cells by targeting STAR.
- Active paraoxonase 1 is synthesised throughout the internal boar genital organs.
- Acute bovine viral diarrhoea virus infection inhibits expression of interferon tau-stimulated genes in bovine endometrium.
- Altered Retinoid Signaling Compromises Decidualization in Endometriotic Stromal Cells.
- Signs of embryo-maternal communication: miRNAs in the maternal serum of pregnant pigs.
- Trivial role for NSMCE2 during in vitro proliferation and differentiation of GS cells.