The early origins of autism: a focus on epigenetic differences within identical twin pairs

Research Opportunity
Honours
Project Status
Future
Department
Paediatrics
Location
Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Yuk Loke
A/Professor Jeffrey Craig Personal web page

Project Details

Our aim in this project is to explore epigenetic differences within identical twins with autism using an existing twin cohort from which we will have generated genome-wide data on DNA methylation state in three tissue types. This project will involve a high resolution analysis of DNA methylation of the most promising candidate genes identified in our genome-wide approach.



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine



Research Opportunities

Honours Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Department

Paediatrics

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Autism Research Team

Research Node

Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute