Student opportunities

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.

To learn more or apply for this opportunity, please email Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez at [email protected]