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Researcher: Blackburn, NB (Dr Nicholas Blackburn)

Fields of Research

Ophthalmology
Cancer genetics
Haematology
Cellular nervous system
Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics)
Genomics
Animal immunology
Central nervous system
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Animal cell and molecular biology
Cancer cell biology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Health related to ageing

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A retrospective examination of mean relative telomere length in the Tasmanian Familial Hematological Malignancies Study; Oncology Reports
Abdominal obesity and brain atrophy in type 2 diabetes mellitus; PLoS One
Common genetic variation within miR-146a predicts disease onset and relapse in multiple sclerosis; Neurological Sciences
Comparative analysis of immune checkpoint molecules and their potential role in the transmissible Tasmanian Devil facial tumor disease; Frontiers in Immunology
Does metallothionein attenuate mutant SOD1 aggregation in MND; 22nd Symposium on ALS/MND
Evaluating a CLL susceptibility variant in ITGB2 in families with multiple sub-types of hematological malignancies; Blood
Genome-wide linkage scan for loci influencing plasma triglyceride levels; BMC Proceedings
Impact of the G84E variant on HOXB13 gene and protein expression in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded prostate tumours; Scientific Reports
Mesenchymal plasticity of devil facial tumour cells during in vivo vaccine and immunotherapy trials; Immunology and Cell Biology
Rare, potentially pathogenic variants in 21 keratoconus candidate genes are not enriched in cases in a large Australian cohort of European descent; PLoS One
Rare, potentially pathogenic variants in ZNF469 are not enriched in keratoconus in a large Australian cohort of European descent; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Iovs)
RNA-seq profiling of a radiation resistant and radiation sensitive prostate cancer cell line highlights opposing regulation of DNA repair and targets for radiosensitization; BMC Cancer

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision