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 Stephen Barker

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Associate Professor Scott Beatson

    NHMRC Career Development Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Associate Professor Mikael Boden

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Bernard Carroll

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Dr Marina Fortes

    Advanced Queensland Research Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science
  • Professor Phil Hugenholtz

    ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Professorial Res Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Dr Steve Reid

    Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Associate Professor Joe Rothnagel

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Principal Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Dr Ann Trezise

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Director
    Australian Equine Genetics Research Centre
  • Professor Gene Tyson

    ARC Future Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Professor Paul Burn Organic opto-electronics

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