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 alex.a@unimelb.edu.au
Balding, Prof David Statistical genomics / MIG david.balding@unimelb.edu.au
Batterham, Prof Phil Neurogenetics, behaviour and systems biology in insects p.batterham@unimelb.edu.au
Bayly, Dr Mike Systematics and biogeography mbayly@unimelb.edu.au
Birch, Dr JoHerbarium joanne.birch@unimelb.edu.au
Blackall, Prof Linda Microbial communities and ecology linda.blackall@unimelb.edu.au
Carey, Dr Jan Marine ecology and environmental management janetmc@unimelb.edu.au
Cousens, Prof Roger Invasive plant population biology rcousens@unimelb.edu.au
Day, A/Prof Robert Fisheries ecology and aquaculture r.day@unimelb.edu.au
Day, Prof Karen Malaria karen.day@unimelb.edu.au
de Rozario, Dr Richard Analytical reasoning: The SWARM Project richard.derozario@unimelb.edu.au
Dempster, Dr Tim Sustainable aquaculture dempster@unimelb.edu.au
Drinnan, A/Prof Andrew Plant systematics a.drinnan@unimelb.edu.au
Duffy, Dr Michael Malaria pathogenesis and nuclear biology mduffy@unimelb.edu.au
Ebert, Dr Berit Cell wall biosynthesis berit.ebert@unimelb.edu.au
Elgar, Prof Mark Evolutionary biology of organismal diversity m.elgar@unimelb.edu.au
Elith, A/Prof Jane Species distribution modelling / CEED j.elith@unimelb.edu.au
Familari, Dr Mary Developmental biology m.familari@unimelb.edu.au
Fidler, A/Prof Fiona Conservation science fidlerfm@unimelb.edu.au
Fournier-Level, Dr Alex Adaptive evolution alexandre.fournier@unimelb.edu.au
Gallego Romero, Dr Irene Human evolution, genomics and stem cells / MIG irene.gallego@unimelb.edu.au
Gardner, Prof David Reproductive biology and assisted conception david.gardner@unimelb.edu.au
Golz, Dr John Plant developmental genetics jgolz@unimelb.edu.au
Green, Dr Mark Reproductive technologies mark.green@unimelb.edu.au
Guillera-Arroita, Dr Gurutzeta Quantitative ecology gurutzeta.guillera@unimelb.edu.au
Handasyde, Dr Kath Wildlife ecology, management and disease kathrine@unimelb.edu.au
Haydon, Dr Mike Plant cell signalling m.haydon@unimelb.edu.au
Heazlewood, A/Prof Joshua Plant biochemistry and glycomics jheazlewood@unimelb.edu.au
Hipsley, Dr Christy Reptile paleontology and evolution christy.hipsley@unimelb.edu.au
Hoffman, Prof Ary Pest and environmental adaptation ary@unimelb.edu.au
Holman, Dr Luke Evolution and genetics of sex luke.holman@unimelb.edu.au
Idnurm, Dr Alex Mycology alexander.idnurm@unimelb.edu.au
Jenkins, Prof Greg Aquatic ecology, fisheries biology and management gjenkins@unimelb.edu.au
Johnson, Dr Alex Plant nutrition johnsa@unimelb.edu.au
Jones, Dr Theresa Urban light lab theresa@unimelb.edu.au
Jusuf, Dr Patricia Neural development and regeneration patricia.jusuf@unimelb.edu.au
Kearney, Dr Michael Climatic and metabolic ecology m.kearney@unimelb.edu.au
Keough, Prof Mick Temperate marine ecology / CAPIM mjkeough@unimelb.edu.au
Kompas, Prof Tom Economics of biosecurity / CEBRA tom.kompas@unimelb.edu.au
Lahoz-Monfort, Dr José Ecological modelling jose.lahoz@unimelb.edu.au
Leslie, A/Prof Stephen Statistical genetics stephen.leslie@unimelb.edu.au
Martin, A/Prof Jon Phylogeny and evolution of chironomid midges j.martin@unimelb.edu.au
McCarthy, Prof Mick Ecology for better environmental decisions / CEED mamcca@unimelb.edu.au
McFadden, Prof Geoff Malaria and endosymbiosis g.mcfadden@unimelb.edu.au
Morrongiello, Dr John Marine and freshwater ecology and evolution john.morrongiello@unimelb.edu.au
Mulder, Prof Raoul Evolutionary ecology of birds r.mulder@unimelb.edu.au
Murray, Dr Mike Developmental genetics of drosophila murray.m@unimelb.edu.au
Newbigin, A/Prof Ed Pollen biology edwardjn@unimelb.edu.au
Parry, Prof Laura Vascular physiology, reproduction and ageing ljparry@unimelb.edu.au
Pask, A/Prof Andrew Evolution, development and reproduction a.pask@unimelb.edu.au
Persson, Prof Staffan Plant cell biology staffan.persson@unimelb.edu.au
Pettigrove, A/Prof Vin Aquatic ecotoxicology / CAPIM vpet@unimelb.edu.au
Phillips, Dr Ben Spatial ecology and evolution phillipsb@unimelb.edu.au
Renfree, Prof Marilyn Reproduction and development m.renfree@unimelb.edu.au
Robin, Dr Charles Insect population genetics and molecular evolution crobin@unimelb.edu.au
Robinson, A/Prof Andrew Risk analysis in biosecurity / CEBRA apro@unimelb.edu.au
Robinson, Dr Nicholas Aquaculture genetics robinson.n1@unimelb.edu.au
Roessner, Prof Ute Plant biochemistry u.roessner@unimelb.edu.au
Rumpff, Dr Libby Structured decision-making lrumpff@unimelb.edu.au
Strain, Dr Elisabeth Marine ecology beth.strain@unimelb.edu.au
Stuart-Fox, A/Prof Devi Animal behaviour and evolution d.stuart-fox@unimelb.edu.au
Swearer, Prof Steve Ecology and evolution of fishes / CAPIM s.swearer@unimelb.edu.au
van Gelder, A/Prof Tim Analytical reasoning: The SWARM Project t.gelder@unimelb.edu.au
van Oppen, Prof Madeleine Microbial symbiosis and bioengineering in corals madeleine.van@unimelb.edu.au
Verbruggan, Dr Heroen Algal biology and evolution heroen.verbruggen@unimelb.edu.au
Vesk, A/Prof Peter Vegetation ecology and management / CEED pvesk@unimelb.edu.au
Wintle, Prof Brendan Conservation ecology / CEED b.wintle@unimelb.edu.au
Woodrow, Prof Ian Plant physiology i.woodrow@unimelb.edu.au