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