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Disorders of red blood cell and iron physiology

Project type

  • PhD and Graduate Research Masters

Project details

The student will use a combination of cutting techniques including imaging, genomics, animal systems and in vitro assays to develop new insights into interactions between erythropoiesis and iron biology. We will develop the specifics of the project in partnership with the student to align with their interests, career goals and the most relevant questions in the field.

About our research group

“Anaemia – a reduction in the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity – affects up to 800 million women and children worldwide, with the majority of this burden falling in low income countries. However, anaemia also affects 4.5 per cent of Australians. Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anaemia.

Our lab seeks to discover new therapies to prevent and treat anaemia by making fundamental discoveries into how the body regulates its iron stores. We also undertake field studies in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to test new solutions and influence policy to address anaemia in babies and pregnant mothers.”

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