• BC2013: Principles of Biochemistry (Level 2; TSV)
  • BC2023: Molecular Genetics (Level 2; TSV)
  • BC3101: Genes, Genomes and Development (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC5101: Advanced Genes, Genomes and Development (Level 5; TSV)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 157+ research outputs authored by Prof David Miller from 1993 onwards.

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

Single cell sequencing facility at James Cook University

Indicative Funding
$234,438 over 1 year
Single cell sequencing (SCS) is revolutionising the life sciences and is essential in enabling JCU to maintain its leadership position in aquaculture, coral reef studies and tropical health. SCS is a central component of ongoing projects at JCU, a number of which are supported by the ARC. The current state of SCS technology dictates that the cell sorting and library preparation component be done locally. At present, the closest such facility is located in Brisbane (1300 km from Townsville by road), which means that not only is life sciences research at JCU severely handicapped by the lack of access to the equipment requested here, but the same is true of all Australian institutions north of the 27th parallel (Brisbane)
David Miller, Denise Doolan, Dean Jerry, Jan Strugnell and David Whitmore (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine and College of Science & Engineering)
aquaculture; Single cell sequencing; immunology; Coral Reefs; Transcriptomics; Microbiology

Australian Research Council - Centres of Excellence

ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies

Indicative Funding
$28,000,000 over 7 years
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.
Graeme Cumming, 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 and Philippa Cohen (Research Division, The University of Queensland, 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)
coral reef ecosystems; Climate Change Adaptation; ecological resilience; biodiversity goods and services; social-ecological dynamics

Australian Research Council - Linkage - Projects

Coral resilience and the optimal management of biodiversity

Indicative Funding
$35,760 over 3 years (administered by Curtin University)
One of the most pressing questions facing coral reef managers is "Will reef-building corals survive climate change?" To answer this, managers need to know how coral biodiversity responds to climatic disturbances; the potential for acclimation and adaptation; and the best ways to monitor, manage and restore biodiversity. This project will examine the resilience of coral biodiversity to disturbances and build on recently developed genomic resources to explore the genotypic traits that confer thermal tolerance. Working with government, regulatory sectors and an industry group, we aim to generate tangible outcomes and strategies to optimise the management of Australia?s coral biodiversity while engaging the public through museum-based outreach.
Zoe Richards, Michael Bunce, David Miller, Ira Cooke and Michael Stat in collaboration with Jim Underwood, Nerida Wilson, James Gilmour and Andrew Halford (Curtin University, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Western Australian Museum, WA Department of Biodiversity and Conservation and Attractions)
Coral; Acropora; stress-tolerance; Population Genomics; Biomarkers; Population Genetics

Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Inter-kingdom signalling in animal health and disease

Indicative Funding
$290,608 over 4 years
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.
David Miller, Aurelie Moya and David Bourne in collaboration with Thomas Bosch (Research Division, College of Science & Engineering and Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel)
Coral; Symbiosis; quorum signalling; Acropora (staghorn coral); anti-microbials

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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.

  • Coral and Microbial Interactions during Progression of Black Band Disease (BBD) (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Role of Hybridization in Evolutionary History of Scleractinian Corals (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Exploring the potential function of dimethylsulfoniopropionate and its by-product acrylate within the coral holobiont (Masters , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • An anatomization of the molecular bases of regeneration and heat shock in corals (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Characterization of the CpG methylation distribution and patterns in the mushroom coral Heliofungia actiniformis (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Impact of Water Quality on Physiological Performance of the Coral Acropora Millepora (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Insights into the molecular bases of coral-specific traits (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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