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Dr

Joseph Cursons

Honorary
Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)
Data enrichment with knowledge bases
Mathematical biology
Quantitative proteomics
Confocal microscopy
quantitative proteomics
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
biochemistry & molecular biology
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Dr

Joseph Cursons

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Micro-RNAs in epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity
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Dr

Joseph Cursons

 

Present Research:
My current research interests are directed towards intracellular signalling processes and their role in regulating cell behaviour to promote tissue function.

Professional Specialty: Systems Biology
Experience in the application of statistical metrics to analyse protein abundance data, including Pearson correlation and mutual information, and experience in the application of Bayesian network inference methods to analyse protein abundance data.

Professional Specialty: Proteomics
Experience in measuring protein abundance using tandem mass spectrometry, western blotting, and immunofluorescence labelling with confocal microscopy. Particular focus on measuring protein abundance within tissue samples.

Professional Specialty: Quantitative Imaging and Image Processing
Application of confocal microscopy to achieve a quantitative imaging protocol, and image processing to obtain protein abundance data from confocal microscope image data.

Professional Specialty: micro-RNAs
Much of my work over recent years has focused on investigating the role of micro-RNAs in regulating epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity programs, within breast cancer and melanoma.

This involves integration of various databases for the large-scale analysis of mRNA and miR transcript abundance data, and the development of specialised mathematical/computational methods to examine post-transcriptional regulation exerted by micro-RNAs.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 30 most recent scholarly works by Joseph Cursons.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2008

Van der Veer prize in BioImaging, awarded at the NZ Medical Sciences Congress 2008 for confocal microscopy image data collected during my doctorate

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (NZ)

2007

Awarded Top Achievers Doctoral Scholarship for financial support during my doctoral thesis

Tertiary Education Commission (NZ)

2

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Member

The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member

The Australian Society for Medical Research

Education


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOENGINEERING

University of Auckland

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (BIOMEDICAL) 1ST CLASS HONOUR

University of Auckland