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
Balding, Prof. David Statistical genomics / MIG
Batterham, Prof. Phil Neurogenetics, behaviour and systems biology in insects
Bayly, Dr Mike Systematics and biogeography
Birch, Dr Jo Herbarium / Systematics and
Blackall, Prof. Linda Microbial communities and ecology
Carey, Dr Jan Marine ecology and environmental management
Cousens, Prof. Roger Invasive plant population biology
Day, A/Prof. Robert Fisheries ecology and aquaculture
de Rozario, Dr Richard Analytical
Dempster, Dr Tim Sustainable aquaculture
Drinnan, A/Prof. Andrew Plant systematics
Duffy, Dr Michael Malaria pathogenesis and nuclear biology
Ebert, Dr Berit Cell wall biosynthesis
Elgar, Prof. Mark Evolutionary biology of organismal diversity
Elith, A/Prof. Jane Species distribution modelling / CEED
Familari, Dr Mary Developmental biology
Fidler, A/Prof. Fiona Conservation science
Fournier-Level, Dr Alex Adaptive evolution
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, Dr Mark Reproductive technologies
Guillera-Arroita, Dr Gurutzeta Quantitative ecology
Handasyde, Dr Kath Wildlife ecology, management and disease
Haydon, Dr Mike Plant cell signalling
Heazlewood, A/Prof. Joshua Plant biochemistry and glycomics
Hipsley, Dr Christy Reptile paleontology and evolution
Hoffman, Prof. Ary Pest and environmental adaptation
Holman, Dr Luke Evolution and genetics of sex
Idnurm, Dr Alex Mycology
Jenkins, Prof. Greg Aquatic ecology, fisheries biology and management
Johnson, A/Prof. Alex Plant nutrition
Jones, Dr Theresa Urban light lab
Jusuf, Dr Patricia Neural development and regeneration
Kearney, Dr Michael Climatic and metabolic ecology
Keough, Prof. Mick Temperate marine ecology / CAPIM
Kocan, Dr MartinaCell Biology -
Kompas, Prof. Tom Economics of biosecurity / CEBRA
Lahoz-Monfort, Dr José Ecological modelling
Leslie, A/Prof. Stephen Statistical genetics
Martin, A/Prof. Jon Phylogeny and evolution of chironomid midges
McCarthy, Prof. Mick Ecology for better environmental decisions / CEED
McFadden, Prof. Geoff Malaria and endosymbiosis
Medina Guzman, Dr IlianaBehavioural ecology and
Morrongiello, Dr John Marine and freshwater ecology and evolution
Mulder, Prof. Raoul Evolutionary ecology of birds
Murray, Dr Mike Developmental genetics of drosophila
Newbigin, A/Prof. Ed Pollen biology
Pask, A/Prof. Andrew Evolution, development and reproduction
Perry, Dr. TrentMolecular Genetics of Insect
Persson, Prof Staffan Plant cell biology
Phillips, Dr Ben Spatial ecology and evolution
Renfree, Prof Marilyn Reproduction and development
Robin, Dr Charles Insect population genetics and molecular evolution
Robinson, A/Prof. Andrew Risk analysis in biosecurity / CEBRA
Robinson, Dr Nicholas Aquaculture genetics
Roessner, Prof. Ute Plant biochemistry
Rumpff, Dr Libby Structured decision-making
Somssich, Dr MarcThe cell wall in plant
Strain, Dr Elisabeth Marine ecology
Stuart-Fox, A/Prof. Devi Animal behaviour and evolution
Swearer, Prof. Steve Ecology and evolution of fishes / CAPIM
van Gelder, A/Prof. Tim Analytical
van Oppen, Prof. Madeleine Microbial symbiosis and bioengineering in corals
Verbruggen, A/Prof. Heroen Algal biology and coral environmental
Vesk, A/Prof. Peter Vegetation ecology and management / CEED
Wintle, Prof. Brendan Conservation ecology / CEED
Woodrow, Prof. Ian Plant physiology