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Department of Genetics

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The Genetics Department offers the choice of “wet” or “dry” projects, which are undertaken in the Lent Term.

Examples of project titles offered from recent previous years

  • Investigating the mechanisms of pattern regulation in the zebrafish tailbud
  • Signalling mechanisms controlling petal patterning
  • Generation of mutant mouse ESCs to investigate mechanisms controlling
  • Modelling the demographic and selective processes shaping diversification of a crater lake cichlid fish
  • Regulation of transposon alternative splicing in the soma and germline
  • Is Topoisomerase 2 alpha required to maintain mitotic chromosome
  • Dynamics of TRIM28 activity upon rapid depletion
  • Lactobacillus versus E. coli
  • Diet-induced alterations of skeletal morphology in an East African cichlid: Intersections of epigenetics and phenotypic plasticity
  • Exploring population genetic spatial processes
  • Characterising plant molecular compasses and their role(s) in petal pattern
  • Exploration and bioinformatics analysis of disease comorbidities
  • Demographic history of diverse species from whole genome sequences
  • mRNA decay and the control of germline stem cell differentiation
  • Integrating ancient African Y-chromosome lineages into present-day phylogenies. 
  • Topoisomerase II depletion by the auxin-inducible degron system in human cells.
  • Mammalian epigenetic control: chromosome architecture and topology in vivo – new insights from genomic imprinting.
  • Dissecting Ras inhibition by a novel class of Ras-interacting proteins - a synthetic approach.
  • CRISPR-mediated deletion of transposable elements.
  • How does an innate immune system recognize a pathogen that is very similar to the host?
  • Mechanisms regulating genomic stability during germline development.
  • Examine the role of polymerase gamma(tam) in mitochondrial DNA replication and elimination.
  • Functional circuitry of odour discrimination in Drosophila larvae.
  • Comparative analysis of cancer gene expression data.
  • Genetic basis of bullseye pattern formation in Hibiscus flowers.
  • Screening for genes that regulate axonal endoplasmic reticulum structure.
  • Analysing single cell learning and behaviour with machine learning approaches.
  • Drosophila nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
  • Exploring population turnover using evolutionary genetic simulation.
  • Systems-level quantitative analyses of spindle pole asymmetric fate.
  • The role of centrosome anchoring and release in Drosophila dorsal-ventral axis formation.
  • A New Approach to the Treatment of UTIs.
  • Why does life history predict genomic diversity?