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
- 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!
- Reproduction Down Under 2017
Recent Reproduction Literature
- Heat Stress Induces Autophagy in Pig Ovaries during Follicular Development.
- New Chapter for Biology of Reproduction.
- Adrenomedullin Improves Fertility and Promotes Pinopodes and Cell Junctions in the Peri-Implantation Endometrium.
- Effect of metabolic status on conceptus-maternal interactions on Day 19 in dairy cattle: II. Effects on the endometrial transcriptome.
- Involvement of leptin in the molecular physiology of the placenta.
- Dynamics of cytoplasm and cleavage divisions correlates with preimplantation embryo development.
- Antidiabetic therapies and male reproductive function: where do we stand?
- Reproduction AND (((((“Science (New York, N.Y.)”[Journal]) OR “Nature”[Journal]) OR “Reproduction (Cambridge, England)”[Journal]) OR “Biology of reproduction”[Journal]) OR (“Reproduction, fertility, and development”[Journal]) ); +19 new citations
- The crosstalk between ESC and Mφ impairs cytotoxicity of NK cell by secreting IL-10 and TGF-β in EMS.
- Clusterin in the mouse epididymis: possible roles in sperm maturation and capacitation.