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[[Image:Marcus_mchale_big.jpg|thumb|right|Marcus McHale]]
  
*[http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/ School of Biological Sciences]
 
*[http://www.usyd.edu.au/ University of Sydney]
 
 
*[[Special:Emailuser/Marcus McHale|Email me through OpenWetWare]]
 
*[[Special:Emailuser/Marcus McHale|Email me through OpenWetWare]]
  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
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*2009 - Current PhD Candidate, [http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/ School of Biological Sciences], [http://www.usyd.edu.au/ University of Sydney]
 
*2005 - Honours (class I) from the [http://www.smms.uq.edu.au School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences] at the [http://www.uq.edu.au University of Queensland]
 
*2005 - Honours (class I) from the [http://www.smms.uq.edu.au School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences] at the [http://www.uq.edu.au University of Queensland]
 
*2004 - Bachelor of Science (Botany and Genetics) from the [http://www.uq.edu.au University of Queensland]
 
*2004 - Bachelor of Science (Botany and Genetics) from the [http://www.uq.edu.au University of Queensland]
  
 
==Research interests==
 
==Research interests==
* Development and application of molecular genetics technologies
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* Epigenetics and Gene Silencing
* Epigenetics and gene regulation (particularly small RNA mediated)
 
 
* Agricultural biodiversity
 
* Agricultural biodiversity
 
* Fisheries depletion
 
* Fisheries depletion
  
 
==Projects==
 
==Projects==
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* Investigating transitive gene silencing of endogenes in plants [http://www.pi.csiro.au/RNAi/aboutus.htm#waterhouse]
  
 
===Current===
 
===Current===
* Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR  [http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/Social_InsectsLab/BensPDFs/Oldroyd_and_Thompson.pdf]
 
  
 
===Past===
 
===Past===
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* Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR  [http://www.bio.usyd.edu.au/Social_InsectsLab/BensPDFs/Oldroyd_and_Thompson.pdf]
 
* Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/cps/rde/xbcr/dpi/Dugong-research-McHale-et-al-2008.pdf]
 
* Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/cps/rde/xbcr/dpi/Dugong-research-McHale-et-al-2008.pdf]
 
* Population genetics of Dugong in and around Moreton Bay (Brisbane, Australia)
 
* Population genetics of Dugong in and around Moreton Bay (Brisbane, Australia)

Revision as of 09:13, 6 June 2009

Contact Info

Marcus McHale

Education

Research interests

  • Epigenetics and Gene Silencing
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Fisheries depletion

Projects

  • Investigating transitive gene silencing of endogenes in plants [1]

Current

Past

  • Investigating the expression of genes related to ovary activation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) using real-time PCR [2]
  • Gender assignment (sexing) of dugong tissue biopsies [3]
  • Population genetics of Dugong in and around Moreton Bay (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Genetic mark-recapture of Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) and dugong (Dugong dugon) [4][5]
  • Durable RNA silencing mediated transgenic virus resistance in plants (Honours project)[6]

Publication

  • A PCR assay for gender assignment in dugong (Dugong dugon) and West-Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). M. MCHALE, D. BRODERICK, J . R. OVENDEN and J . M. LANYON. [7]

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