Rodrigo Group - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics

Our Group focuses on computational evolutionary biology, but we are quite an eclectic group. We really enjoy working on biological problems that benefit from a computational solution, particularly if that solution requires us to think about new ways of analyzing the data statistically.



Allen Rodrigo

Allen Rodrigo
I did my doctoral research at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and postdoctoral work at the University of Auckland,...

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News & events


A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown the impact phosphate mining is having on our coral reefs.
January is not normally thought of as a teaching-heavy month, but RSB members were involved in a number of outreach events early this year.
On Monday, 28 November,  Emeritus Professor Howard Bradbury passed away.  
The opening ceremony for Professor Guillaume Tcherkez's exhibition 'Flora of the Paris basin' took place at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) on the evening of Friday 14 October.



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Director's message for The Snowgum newsletter, issue 1, 2016

I arrived to take up the Directorship of the Research School of Biology in July 2015.  I knew coming into the job that the faculty and staff at the RSB had a stellar reputation both within Australia and internationally.  This was confirmed repeatedly in my first six months on the job.  In that ti

Director's message for The Snowgum newsletter, issue 2, 2016

Think back to your days at University.  What do you remember about your courses and your lecturers?  Be honest.  Some were exciting and inspiring, and others…, well, not so much. But at the Research School of Biology, every one of our faculty was, and still is, involved in research.

Director's message for The Snowgum newsletter, issue 3, 2017

History buffs may appreciate this. The Research School of Biology (RSB) was established in 2009 with a merger of the Research School of Biological Sciences, the Divisions of Botany and Zoology (BoZo), and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BaMBi).

Do you have imposter syndrome?

“Hello, I’m Not-Clever-Enough-To-Have-A-PhD. What’s your name?” “I’m Only-An-Honours-Student. Pleased to meet you.” I’m here to interview ‘Not-Clever-Enough-To-Have-A-PhD’. Her real name is Dr Jennie Mallela, and of course she’s clever enough to have a PhD.

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