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Teaching
  • BC2013: Principles of Biochemistry (Level 2; TSV)
  • BC2014: Principles of Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students (Level 2; TSV)
  • BC2023: Molecular Genetics (Level 2; TSV)
  • BC3101: Genes, Genomes and Development (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC3202: Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC5101: Advanced Genes, Genomes and Development (Level 5; TSV)
  • BC5202: Advanced Laboratory Practice in Molecular and Cell Biology (Level 5; TSV)
  • BC5312: Research and Dissertation in Molecular and Cell Biology (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV2001: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1 (Level 2; TSV)
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 116+ research outputs authored by Prof David Miller from 1993 onwards.

Current Funding

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Australian Research Council - Centres of Excellence

ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies

Indicative Funding
$28,000,000 over 7 years
Summary
The overarching aim of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies is to provide the scientific knowledge necessary for sustaining ecosystem goods and services of the world's coral reefs, which support the livelihoods and food security of millions of people in the tropics. The Centre will enhance Australia's global leadership in coral reef science through three ambitious research programs addressing the future of coral reefs and their ability to adapt to change. A key outcome of the research will be providing tangible benefits to all Australians by bui8lding bridges between the natural and social sciences, strengthening capacity, and informing and supporting transformative changes in coral reef governance and management.
Investigators
Terry Hughes, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Malcolm McCulloch, Peter Mumby, Sean Connolly, John Pandolfi, Bob Pressey, Andrew Baird, David Bellwood, Joshua Cinner, Sophie Dove, Maja Adamska, Mia Hoogenboom, Geoff Jones, Mike Kingsford, Ryan Lowe, Mark McCormick, David Miller, Philip Munday, Morgan Pratchett, Garry Russ and Tiffany Morrison in collaboration with Janice Lough, David Wachenfeld, Stephen Palumbi, Serge Planes, Madeleine van Oppen and Philippa Cohen (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, College of Science & Engineering, Australian National University, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Stanford University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and WorldFish)
Keywords
coral reef ecosystems; Climate Change Adaptation; ecological resilience; biodiversity goods and services; social-ecological dynamics

Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Inter-kingdom signalling in animal health and disease

Indicative Funding
$290,608 over 3 years
Summary
Animals evolved in a world dominated by bacteria, and it is now clear that intimately associated microbes play critical roles in the development, health and disease of all animals ? from corals to man. To date, animal-microbe interactions have been studied near exclusively in terms of how bacteria affect animals. This proposal seeks to address this bias ? we have discovered a novel mechanism by which the coral Acropora can control its associated bacteria, characterisation of which is central to the present proposal. Understanding how a simple animal manipulates its microbial associates will have major implications, not only for coral disease and resilience, but also for health and disease across the animal kingdom, from corals to man.
Investigators
David Miller, Aurelie Moya and David Bourne in collaboration with Thomas Bosch (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, College of Science & Engineering and Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel)
Keywords
Coral; Symbiosis; quorum signalling; Acropora (staghorn coral); anti-microbials

Australian Academy of Science - Boden Research Conferences

Boden Conference on the Origins and function of the animal metaorganism

Indicative Funding
$10,000
Summary
The primary goal of the workshop is to provide a broader understanding of the evolutionary forces that hold the coral symbiosis (ie the coral metaorganism which consists of the coral host, photosynthetic symbionts and a diverse microbial community that contributes to coral nutrition and stress tolerance) together. We seek new insight as to why some coral metaorganisms are more tolerant of environmental change than others so that we may better understand why reef systems collapse under stress.
Investigators
David Miller (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
Keywords
coral symbiosis; microbe-animal interactions; coral lmetaorganisms; Environmental Change

Ian Potter Foundation - Conference

Evolution and Function of the Animal metaorganism, Magnetic Island, Queensland 11-14th March, 2018

Indicative Funding
$5,000
Summary
The primary goal of the workshop is to provide a broader understanding of the evolutionary forces that hold the coral symbiosis (ie the coral metaorganism which consists of the coral host, photosynthetic symbionts and a diverse microbial community that contributes to coral nutrition and stress tolerance) together. We seek new insight as to why some coral metaorganisms are more tolerant of environmental change than others so that we may better understand why reef systems collapse under stress.
Investigators
David Miller (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
Keywords
coral symbiosis; microbe-animal interactions; coral metaorganisms; Environmental Change

Australian Research Council - Linkage - Infrastructure (L-IEF)

High-throughput DNA sequencing facility at James Cook University

Indicative Funding
$167,990
Summary
Many JCU projects underpinned by high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies require immediate direct local access for efficiency and quality assurance. Currently due to the tyranny of distance accessing high-throughput sequencing significantly increases turnaround time and can place valuable and unrecoverable samples to problems associated with reliable freighting and transport of material from infectious disease agents. Therefore it is essential that a high-throughput sequencing facility is established in northern Australia that can service the region and that allows rapid turnaround times, flexibility in services available including customisation, the ability to run pilot projects on small scales and alleviates biosecurity concerns.
Investigators
David Miller, Dean Jerry, Alex Loukas and Cinzia Cantacessi (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Genotyping; metagenomics; Transcriptomics

Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts - Accelerate Partnerships

Coral genomes along environmental gradients

Indicative Funding
$140,000 over 2 years (administered by University of Queensland)
Summary
The project will examine variation in the genomes of coral holobionts along two environmental gradients on the Great Barrier Reef, the first being dominated by sediments, nutrients and heavy metals, and the second by variation in surface water temperature. The aim is to identify markers appropriate for genetic connectivity, health status, stress and resilience in response to thermal or water quality parameters, and begin to integrate these data into management decisions.
Investigators
Mark Ragan, Eva Abal, Roger Beeden, David Bourne, Sylvain Foret, Andrew Gilbert, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, David Miller, Bill Leggat, Gene Tyson and Madeleine van Oppen in collaboration with Kyall Zenger (The University of Queensland, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australian National University, Bioplatforms Australia, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
rocal resilience; environmental genomics; Pollution; reef management; coral adaptation
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Venom Function, Composition and Evolution in the Blue-Ringed Octopus, Genus Hapalochlaena (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Gene Expression of Sex Change in Ctenactis Echinatar and Fungia Fungites Corals (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Function and Ligands of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) in Coral Larvae Settlement (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Immunity and Secondary Metabolite Production in the Soft Coral Lobophytum Pauciflorum in Competition and the Effects of Ocean Acidification on These Proceses. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Tracking Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) Catabolism in Corals and Their Role in Local Climate. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Studying Stress Impacts Using the Mushroom Coral Heliofungia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Use of Novel Techniques to SolveTaxonomic Uncertainties in an Ecologically Important Coral Taxon (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Coral Mediation of Associated Microbial Community (PhD , Primary Advisor)
Completed
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