Searchable database of non-coding RNA genes in six cancers

Non-coding RNA genes have been recently used as biomarkers and therapeutic targets in cancer. Using an integrative genomic data analysis pipeline, this project provided a comprehensive resource of cancer-specific non-coding RNA genes in six cancers including breast, skin, blood, liver, bone, and lung cancers. This extensive resource can be used in the future to better understand the underlying genetic risk factors that contribute to cancer.

Resource available:
Research paper: Somatic point mutations are enriched in long non-coding RNAs with possible regulatory function in breast cancer | bioRxiv
Project lead: Dr Hamid Alinejad-Rokny

External Grants

Below is a list of current grants that may be of interest to our community; please check back for regular updates or let us know if you have any that you would like to add to the list.


 Due date

European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant

1 November 2023
Shaping Australia Awards

20 November 2023

NHMRC Partnership Projects 2023

29 November 2023
NSW Health Early-Mid Career Grant Program 2023: Advanced Therapeutics Impact 5 December 2023

What is Biomedical Engineering?

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering recently created the following animation that answers the question What is Biomedical Engineering? This short video shows that by combining disciplines biomedical engineers can help health consumers in so many incredible ways! 

What is Biomedical Engineering?


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