The role of importins in the control of spermatogenesis: (ARC Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development)

  • Jans, David (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Aitken, Robert John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hime, Gary (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Holland, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Koopman, Peter A. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Loveland, Katherine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McLaughlin, Eileen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Bryan, Moira (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Roman, Shaun (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sinclair, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • de Kretser, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Goodnow, Chris (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Centre will create a multidiscilinary research team focusing on the molecular mechanisms that drive the specification and differentiation of male germ cells. This research will improve our fundamental understanding of how complex regulatory networks control the expression of a complex phenotype, the spermatozoon. It will also create a platform of knowledge from which we can stimulate the growth of the Australian Biotechnology industry, the protection of the Australian Environment and the well-being of the Australian people. Key issue for this Centre wil include testicular cancer, male infertility, contraception, pest animal, environmental impacts on human health and gene pharming.
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$3,029,034.00