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Researcher: McComish, BJ (Dr Bennet McComish)

Fields of Research

Ophthalmology
Genomics
Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics)
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Neurogenetics
Central nervous system
Biological adaptation
Genetics
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Architectural science and technology
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Residential construction design
Prevention of human diseases and conditions

Career Best Publications

Index-free de novo assembly and deconvolution of mixed mitochondrial genomes; Genome Biology and Evolution
Mathematical elegance with biochemical realism: the covarion model of molecular evolution; Journal of Molecular Evolution
The association between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis risk: 1,25(OH)2D3 induces super-enhancers bound by VDR; Frontiers in Immunology
Whole genome sequencing of enriched chloroplast DNA using the Illumina GAII platform; Plant Methods

Research Publications

A multi-ethnic genome-wide association study implicates collagen matrix integrity and cell differentiation pathways in keratoconus; Communications Biology
Association of genetic variation with keratoconus; JAMA Ophthalmology
Comparing vision and macular thickness in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion patients treated with intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor injections in clinical practice; BMJ Open Ophthalmology
Evolutionary relationships and divergence times among the native rats of Australia; BMC Evolutionary Biology
Identifying genetic risk factors for diabetic macular edema and the response to treatment; Journal of Diabetes Research
Index-free de novo assembly and deconvolution of mixed mitochondrial genomes; Genome Biology and Evolution
Mathematical elegance with biochemical realism: the covarion model of molecular evolution; Journal of Molecular Evolution
MicroRNA-related genetic variants are associated with diabetic retinopathy in type 1 diabetes mellitus; Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
New Zealand passerines help clarify the diversification of major songbird lineages during the Oligocene; Genome Biology and Evolution
Progress and challenges in genome-wide studies to understand the genetics of diabetic retinopathy; Annals of Eye Science
Scoping study of condensation in residential buildings - Final report
The association between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis risk: 1,25(OH)2D3 induces super-enhancers bound by VDR; Frontiers in Immunology
The complete mitochondrial genome of the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus); Mitochondrial DNA
Whole genome sequencing of enriched chloroplast DNA using the Illumina GAII platform; Plant Methods

Research Projects

A family-based approach to studying neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Identifying the Genetic Causes and Modifiers of Paediatric Cataract; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Investigating the role of short tandem repeat sequence variation in multiple sclerosis.; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)
Understanding individual differences in response to treatment for diabetic eye disease; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)

Research Candidate Supervision