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Gene environment interactions in myopia

Research Unit: Ocular Genetics
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Paul Baird
Tel: +613 9929 8613 / Email: pnb@unimelb.edu.au

We have identified a number of genes associated with short-sightedness (myopia). The focus of this project is to investigate the role of genes and environmental factors (such as reading or outdoor activity) on myopia in children. You will have access to a large dataset with collaborators in Sydney as well as involvement in a large international consortium investigating similar changes in myopia. You will undertake a range of techniques including extraction of DNA, molecular biology, genotyping, statistical analysis and bioinformatics.

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