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An exploration of genetic susceptibilities

posted on 2023-05-26, 21:17 authored by Simon James FooteSimon James Foote
This thesis describes research performed by myself, Simon Foote, from the completion of my PhD until the date of submission. The research was performed in three separate Institutes. The early work describing the mapping of the Human Genome and the preceding, introductory project mapping the Human Y Chromosome was performed at the Whitehead Institute, MIT, Cambridge, USA. This work was done in the laboratories of Professors David Page and Eric Lander. The work describing the host responses to infectious disease and the genetics of susceptibility to multiple sclerosis was performed in my own laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Melbourne, Australia and more recently at the Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. This introductory chapter is not a review of the literature, but a synopsis of the work attached as copied, published articles. The state of play of the field at the time of publication of each of these articles can be found in the introduction and discussion of each of these papers. While this collection of papers may seem eclectic at first perusal, there is a strong genetics theme underpinning all these topics.


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Copyright 2009 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (DSc)--University of Tasmania, 2010. Includes bibliographical references. Introduction -- Mapping the human chromosome -- Host response to infectious disease -- Genetics of host susceptibility to plasmacytoma -- Genetic control of haemopoietic progenitor cell release -- Genetics of susceptibility to multiple sclerosis -- Other projects -- Summary -- References

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