Monday, 30 January 2017

PhD Confirmation of Candidature - Brittany Croft

Date: 6 February
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Block E, Level 4 seminar room
Student name: Brittany Croft 
Thesis title: Investigating the effects of gene regulation and mutation in Disorders of Sex Development
Synopsis: Disorders of sex development (DSD) are congenital conditions effecting the anatomical, gonadal or chromosomal sex. This project aims to identify novel gene regulation pathways and mutations that cause DSD and further investigate their functional properties. Since the discovery of the sex-determining region of the Y chromosome great leaps have been made, yet only 50% of 46, XY DSD patients receive a specific molecular diagnosis. By examining mutations and copy number variations identified in patients with DSD, will identify novel regulatory regions and allow for greater understanding of the causes of DSD.
Supervisors: Prof: Vincent Harley, Prof Andrew Sinclair
Panel chair: Adj Assoc Prof Elizabeth Algar
Independent assessors: Dr Craig Smith and Dr Simon Chu

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