CABiN : UWA Centre for Comparative Analysis of Biomolecular Networks (CABiN)
The University of Western Australia, through its Research and Training Centres Scheme, has established the UWA Centre for Comparative Analysis of Biomolecular Networks (CABiN) under the leadership of Professor Harvey Millar. CABiN will operate within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology business unit for five years from July 2010 and will be housed within the laboratories and administrative structure of the ARC Centre of Excellence.
Honeybees are of central importance for human food production as more that 80 crops of agricultural interest depend on bee pollination. Their pollinating services are currently under thread though as dramatic declines in honeybee populations currently occur. The Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) uses a cross disciplinary approach of systems biology and evolutionary ecology to study the reproduction, immunity and ecology of honeybees. The work is done in close collaboration with the local honeybee industry to address some of the current and future problems of honeybees.
Computational Systems Biology
The State Government of Western Australia, through its Centre's of Excellence in Science and Innovation Program is currently funding the Centre of Excellence for Computational Systems Biology as an adjunct to the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. The state funding will amount to $2.72M in total (2006-2013). The Centre of Excellence is housed within the laboratories and administrative structure of the ARC Centre and shares common goals, resources and outputs.
Established by Ryan Lister, the long-term goals of our research are to understand how the information encoded in the DNA of plant and animal genomes is controlled by epigenetic mechanisms, how the epigenome is altered by the surrounding environment, and to develop molecular tools for precision epigenome engineering.