Research in molecular genetics and genomics at the SCMB 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 cutting-edge methodologies to elucidate evolution, ecology and function at the genetic and regulatory level.

Theme Leader:  Dr Scott Beatson

Discipline/Theme members

Evolutionary genetics and genomics of parasitic arthropods
Bacterial Pathogenomics
Bioinformatics (analysis, modelling and integration of biological data)
Molecular genetics of gene expression and development
Genetics and reproductive biology
Microbial ecology & evolution
Insect Cell Technology and Biotechnology
Molecular genetics and cell biology of the skin
Molecular microbial ecology, diversity and evolution

Other members of the school with research interests in this area

Bacterial Pathogenomics
Organic opto-electronics
Molecular genetics of gene expression and development
Genetics and reproductive biology
Sex virulence and evolution in pathogenic fungi
Biocatalysis and Molecular Toxicology
Vector-borne viruses; structure/function of viral proteins; viral vaccines and diagnostics; virus discovery
Microbial physiology and biochemistry of metalloenzymes
Signalling molecules in macrophages and tumour cells
Structural biology of infection and immunity
Metabolism and Microbiome in Pregnancy
Clinical protozoology
Insect Cell Technology and Biotechnology
Microbial Genomics
Bacterial Pathogenesis
Cellular response to foreign nucleic acids
Integration and evaluation of undergraduate research experiences, and assessment/feedback practices in large undergraduate microbiology courses
Tuberculosis microbiology
Engineering phages to control bacteria biofilms
Mechanisms of drug-induced liver damage
Molecular virology

Affiliated Members

Tim Bailey

Rick Sturm