Developing an optic atrophy genetic screening panel for research purposes
This research position is open to expressions of interest from Honours and MD students.
Supervisor: Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez
Email: [email protected]
Project suitable for: Honours, MD project (6 months)
Starting date: Anytime
This project aims toimprove the genetic diagnosis of optic atrophy, the most frequently inherited optic nerve disease, for further genotype-phenotype studies.
Techniques and tools: DNA extraction from clinical samples, molecular biology (PCR, restriction enzyme, gel electrophoresis), Sanger and whole exome sequencing.