Would you want to know if you were at a higher risk of getting dementia later in life? Would you want to know that you could die under general anaesthesia, or might die suddenly of heart failure? Would you want to know if you had a higher-than-normal chance of getting cancer? You could learn these things by looking at your genome. But would you want to be faced with the answers?
CSynth is a physics based interactive visualisation platform for DNA and RNA molecular strands. This is currently a working prototype based on the FoldSynth program. It is designed to provide an engaging way to explore and understand the complex structure of the genome in 3D by integrating data from next generation sequencing, modelling and microscopy.
There are a number of other internal funding opportunities for research that are managed outside the Medical Sciences Division. They are listed on the Research Services Internal Funding Opportunities webpage.