Our molecular genetics and genomics research encompasses the application and analysis of targeted and high-throughput approaches to better understand all domains of life.

Vertebrates, plants, insects, microorganisms and microbial communities are subject to innovative methodologies to elucidate evolution, ecology and function at the genetic and regulatory levels.

Theme leader: Dr Scott Beatson

 

Theme members

Professor Paul Burn Organic opto-electronics

Professor Bernard Carroll Molecular genetics of gene expression and development

Dr Marina Fortes Genetics and reproductive biology

Professor James Fraser Sex virulence and evolution in pathogenic fungi

Professor Elizabeth Gillam Biocatalysis and Molecular Toxicology

Professor Roy Hall Vector-borne viruses; structure/function of viral proteins; viral vaccines and diagnostics; virus discovery

Associate Professor Stuart Kellie Signalling molecules in macrophages and tumour cells

Professor Bostjan Kobe Structural biology of infection and immunity

Dr Marloes Nitert Dekker Metabolism and Microbiome in Pregnancy

Professor Peter O'Donoghue Clinical protozoology

Dr Steve Reid Insect Cell Technology and Biotechnology

Dr Christian Rinke Microbial Genomics

Professor Mark Schembri Bacterial Pathogenesis

Associate Professor Katryn Stacey Cellular response to foreign nucleic acids

Dr Jack Wang Integration and evaluation of undergraduate research experiences, and assessment/feedback practices in large undergraduate microbiology courses

Associate Professor Nick West Tuberculosis microbiology

Dr Simon Worrall Mechanisms of drug-induced liver damage

Professor Paul Young Molecular virology