Our research is aimed at uncovering the genetic and genomic basis of morphological complexity in animals, from both developmental and evolutionary perspectives.
The Altin group on tumour immunology and liposome targeting.
Atkin Group studies plant metabolic responses to environmental gradients, including how leaf respiration varies within and among biomes across the globe.
We study the behaviour of fiddler crabs in their natural environment (tropical mangrove forests) in Darwin.
The Badger Group is focused on understanding the ways different photosynthetic organisms have adapted to efficiently fix CO2, where CO2 is a limiting substrate.
We use molecular tools to investigate many aspects of coral biology including comparative genomics, development, stress responses and calcification.
We study how physiological adaptations and responses to environmental stresses affect the structure and functioning of plant communities.
We use powerful biological resources provided by C. elegans to study aspects of nematode biochemistry, molecular biology and behaviour, and control methods.
We study the population genetics process of adaptation in natural plant populations, using state of the art techniques in a handful of model organisms.
The Brock group uses X-ray crystallography and Cryo-Electron Microscopy to visualise membrane proteins in near atomic detail and investigate their function.
Broer group studies the role of amino acid transport in the onset of insulin resistance and the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism.
We use phylogenetic comparative methods to investigate the characteristics of lineages that influence the pattern and rate of genome evolution.
We manage the ANU node of the NCRIS funded Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF).
We work on engineering strategies to increase crop tolerance to salinity and drought, and to advance water filtration technology.
Our research focuses on understanding the contributions of membrane transport processes to disease and overcoming their impact in treating disease.
We are interested in big-picture questions about biodiversity. Why are there so many species in the tropics? How have some places become biodiversity hotspots?
We investigate the structural organization of the thylakoid membrane; electron flow in leaves; quantification of Photosystem II; and photodamage.
We are developing a computational program to study the interaction between polypetpides (drugs, toxins, other large molecules) and membrane ion channels.
Current work focuses on cooperative breeding of superb fairy-wrens and woodswallows.
Group research topics include insect physiology, salt and water regulation; locust and grapevine scale biology, and environmental physiology.
Corry group's research examines the structure and function of a family of pore forming proteins known as ion channels.
Our research interests include phylogenetics and classification of Australian plants, origins, biogeography and diversification of flora.
Sustainable food security is of utmost importance to the future of the planet.
We study relating photosynthesis to nitrogen; CO2 diffusion within leaves; analysing how plants acclimate to their light environment.
We are working on a very simple and inexpensive cancer immunotherapy treatment, and a bioinformatics study looking for novel proteins in different genomes.
Our research includes: photosynthesis and growth with N2 and water use of plants; stomatal physiology; isotopic composition of plants & global change science.
The aim of our research is to understand the ecology and evolution of interactions between plants and animals in the Australian biota.
We study how individuals, species and communities are shaped by their environment, and to extreme conditions of wave energy, flow and/or temperature.
Our research focuses on the identification of enhanced photosynthetic properties in crop and model plant germplasm, and improving C4 photosynthesis.
We are interested in understanding species’ responses to environmental change.
We study the functional role and evolution of bacteriocins, the ecology and evolution of the Enterobacteriaceae, and the ecology and evolution of plasmids.
The group investigates the cellular and molecular basis of the infection of plants by Phytophthora and fungal pathogens.
Research in the Head Group focuses on the evolution, ecology and physiology of sexual reproduction.
Howitt group explores how transporters function and aim to understand their molecular mechanisms.
We focus on understanding what processes shape the distribution of genetic variation.The nature of our work is largely computational and statistical.
What do we do? We are interested in whole organism evolutionary biology, especially the evolution of behavioural and morphological reproductive traits.
We investigate the molecular basis of disease and disease resistance in tomato (leaf mould and Fusarium wilt resistance) and flax (flax rust resistance).
My primary research interest is the study and evaluation of evolutionary processes and we work mostly on reptile and frog systems.
We study membrane transport mechanisms in malaria and toxoplasma parasites. The proteins involved offer significant potential as antiparasitic drug targets.
Our research aims to understand how genetic and environmental factors shape the diversity of wild animal populations in today's changing environments.
Our work is motivated by the desire to understand molecular evolution, from the origin of mutations in individuals to their fixation in evolving lineages.
We study many aspects of evolutionary and behavioural ecology in birds, mainly by using field experiments and observations to test evolutionary theory.
We study membrane transport processes in the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria.
We study how autotransporters are assembled into bacterial outer membranes, and how they function to mediate infection and disease once they get there.
Our main research interest is in fungal-plant-interactions, both applied and pure research, on a range of important pathogens.
We have broad interests in behavioural ecology, particularly acoustic communication and breeding biology in birds.
The Maier Group focusses on the identification of molecules involved in malaria pathogenesis and transmission.
We are investigating diverse epigenetic mechanisms in the context of behaviour and developmental plasticity, mainly using the honey bee model.
We work on the identification, heterologous expression, and characterisation of membrane transport proteins (also known as transporters).
The Masle group's central interest is on the interplay between genetic and environmental determinants of plant development and adaptation to stress.
We are interested in the molecular mechanisms controlling nodule development in legumes, and how this is linked to other aspects of root architecture.
Research in the Meir Group focuses on the functioning of tropical forest ecosystems, and how this varies in relation to climate, soils and species composition.
We are a new research group, interested in applying cutting-edge tools in genomics and bioinformatics to fundamental questions in evolutionary biology.
Termed, Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation (PTGR) in the areas of MicroRNAs & RNA binding proteins (RBPs), is the predominant interest of the Millar group.
Our research focuses on evolutionary biogeography; biodiversity discovery and conservation; biogeography speciation; and biological responses to climate change.
We are interested in phenotypic plasticity - the range of forms a given genetic individual can exhibit under different environments.
Our research explores how early developmental experiences impact physiology and metabolic function.
Our research spans reproductive ecology, genetics, phylogeny, biochemistry and chemical ecology.
The overarching theme of our research is to determine the controls and regulators of communication between the chloroplast and nucleus.
The Price lab is presently focusing on the molecular biology and physiology of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria (blue-green photosynthetic bacteria).
Rathjen group focuses on all aspects of plant immunity, characterising the fascinating interplay between host and pathogen.
We study the mechanisms behind the proximal processes of evolution – those that lead to population differentiation, divergence and ultimately speciation.
The Saliba Group is investigating vitamin utilisation pathways in the red blood cell stage of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
Our Group focuses on questions around plant biosecurity in Australia by studying the interaction between plants and their fungal pathogen.
The Solomon group focuses on pathogens of wheat that threaten food security and stability.
We study aspects of the evolutionary process, including mutational events, the genetic basis of fitness-related traits, and genetic variation.
Our research is focused on understanding plant metabolism, mostly using stable isotopes (13C, 15N, 33S) and metabolomics.
We study the basic biology of parasites, with the hope that such knowledge can be used in developing new treatment options against these formidable foes.
We investigate the molecular mechanism of the O-antigen modification in S. flexneri by studying the structure proteins responsible for these changes.
We are investigating aspects of carbon acquisition by plants including the biochemistry of CO2 fixation and regulation of CO2 diffusion into and within leaves.
We focus on the development and use of synthetic tools to scrutinize the biology of the most abundant protein, the photosynthetic CO2-fixing enzyme Rubisco.
We aim to understand the molecular basis of the interactions between plant hosts and the microorganisms, particularly fungi, that colonise them.
We are interested in insect navigation and the sensory, neural and behavioural adaptations that underpin navigational competence in insects.