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
|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|
|Signalling molecules in macrophages and tumour cells|
|Structural biology of infection and immunity|
|Metabolism and Microbiome in Pregnancy|
|Insect Cell Technology and Biotechnology|
|Cellular response to foreign nucleic acids|
|Integration and evaluation of undergraduate research experiences, and assessment/feedback practices in large undergraduate microbiology courses|