Research Groups

The School of BioSciences aims to be a leading international research centre. Each research area is filled with world-class experts addressing topics such as conservation and climate change, evolution and behaviour, genetics and development, marine biology or plant biodiversity. You can explore research topics below and contact our academics directly if you're interested.

Name Research topic Email address
Prof Alex Andrianopoulos  Microbial and developmental genetics
Dr Simon Baxter Biology of insect
Dr Mike Bayly Systematics and biogeography
Dr Jo Birch Herbarium / Systematics and
Prof Linda Blackall Microbial communities and ecology
Dr Richard de Rozario Analytical
Prof Tim Dempster  Sustainable aquaculture
A/Prof Andrew Drinnan  Plant systematics
Prof Mark Elgar Evolutionary biology of organismal diversity
Dr Alex Fournier-Level  Adaptive Evolution
Dr Stephen Frankenberg  Evolution, Development, Reproduction & Synthetic
Dr Irene Gallego Romero  Human evolution, genomics and stem cells / MIG
Prof David Gardner  Reproductive biology and assisted conception
Dr John Golz Plant developmental genetics
A/Prof Mark Green Reproductive technologies
Dr Mike Haydon Plant cell signalling
A/Prof Joshua Heazlewood  Plant biochemistry and glycomics
Prof Ary Hoffman Pest and environmental adaptation
Dr Alex Idnurm Mycology
Prof Greg Jenkins Aquatic ecology, fisheries biology and management
A/Prof Alex Johnson Plant nutrition
A/Prof Theresa Jones  Urban light lab
Dr Patricia Jusuf Neural development and regeneration
Prof Michael Kearney Climatic and metabolic ecology
Prof Tom Kompas Economics of biosecurity / CEBRA
Dr Edwin Lampugnani Pollen
Prof Stephen Leslie Statistical genetics
Prof Margie Mayfield Community
Prof Geoff McFadden Malaria and endosymbiosis
Dr Iliana Medina Guzman Behavioural ecology and
Dr Rebecca Morris Coastal and estuarine
Dr John Morrongiello Marine and freshwater ecology and evolution
Prof Raoul Mulder Evolutionary ecology of birds
Dr Mike Murray Developmental genetics of drosophila
Prof Moira O'Bryan Male infertility and germ cell biology /
Prof Andrew Pask Evolution, development and
A/Prof Ben Phillips Spatial ecology and evolution
A/Prof Suzie Reichman Centre for Anthropogenic Pollution Impact and Management (CAPIM)
Prof Marilyn Renfree Reproduction and development
Dr Charles Robin Insect population genetics and molecular evolution
Prof Andrew Robinson Risk analysis in biosecurity / CEBRA
Dr Marc Somssich The cell wall in plant
Prof Devi Stuart-Fox Animal behaviour and evolution
Prof Michael Stumpf Theoretical systems
Prof Steve Swearer Ecology and evolution of fishes / CAPIM
Dr Allison van de Meene Biological
A/Prof Tim van Gelder Analytical
Dr Belinda van Heerwaarden Climate change
Prof Madeleine van Oppen Microbial symbiosis and bioengineering in corals
A/Prof Heroen Verbruggen Algal biology and coral environmental
Prof Michelle Watt Crop root
Prof Nina Wedell Evolutionary biology