Led by: Maja Adamska
Our research is aimed at uncovering the genetic and genomic basis of morphological complexity in animals, from both developmental and evolutionary perspectives.
Led by: Lucy Aplin
The Aplin lab studies cognition and social behaviour.
Led by: Owen Atkin
Atkin Group studies plant metabolic responses to environmental gradients, including how leaf respiration varies within and among biomes across the globe.
Led by: Marilyn Ball
We study how physiological adaptations and responses to environmental stresses affect the structure and functioning of plant communities.
Led by: Justin Borevitz
We study the genetic basis of Climate Adaptation in foundation plant species, using state of the art Genomic and Phenomic techniques
Led by: Joseph Brock
The Brock lab loves membrane proteins; looking at them in atomic detail, discovering new drug molecules, and engineering them to create new biosensors. Join us!
Led by: Stefan Broer
Broer group studies the role of amino acid transport in the onset of insulin resistance and the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism.
Led by: Lindell Bromham
We use phylogenetic comparative methods to investigate the characteristics of lineages that influence the pattern and rate of genome evolution.
Led by: Caitlin Byrt
We work on engineering strategies to increase crop tolerance to salinity and drought, and to advance water filtration technology.
Led by: Marcel Cardillo
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?
Led by: Marco Casarotto
The Casarotto Group seeks to carry out research that explores how the structural properties of biological molecules can impact on the biological process.
Led by: Kai Chan
We aim to unravel molecular and biochemical mechanisms that enable plant cells to adapt to challenging environmental conditions
Led by: Andrew Cockburn
Current work focuses on cooperative breeding of superb fairy-wrens and woodswallows.
Led by: Professor Ben Corry
Corry group's research examines the structure and function of a family of pore forming proteins known as ion channels.
Led by: Florence Danila
Our group studies plasmodesmata to answer important plant science questions related to development, cellular transport, root biology, signalling and evolution.
Led by: Michael Djordjevic
Sustainable food security is of utmost importance to the future of the planet.
Led by: Aude Fahrer
We are working on a very simple and inexpensive cancer immunotherapy treatment, and a bioinformatics study looking for novel proteins in different genomes.
Led by: Graham Farquhar
Our research includes: photosynthesis and growth with N2 and water use of plants; stomatal physiology; isotopic composition of plants & global change science.
Led by: Robert Furbank
Our research focuses on the identification of enhanced photosynthetic properties in crop and model plant germplasm, and improving C4 photosynthesis.
Led by: Emily Furlong
We use structural biology, biochemistry and microbiology techniques to investigate proteins involved in bacterial virulence and redox pathways.
Led by: Megan Head
Research in the Head Group focuses on the evolution, ecology and physiology of sexual reproduction.
Led by: Susan Howitt
Howitt group explores how transporters function and aim to understand their molecular mechanisms.
Led by: Gavin Huttley
We focus on understanding what processes shape the distribution of genetic variation.The nature of our work is largely computational and statistical.
Led by: Colin Jackson
Our research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics
Led by: Michael Jennions
What do we do? We are interested in whole organism evolutionary biology, especially the evolution of behavioural and morphological reproductive traits.
Led by: David Jones
We investigate the molecular basis of disease and disease resistance in tomato (leaf mould and Fusarium wilt resistance) and flax (flax rust resistance).
Led by: Professor Scott Keogh
My primary research interest is the study and evaluation of evolutionary processes and we work mostly on reptile and frog systems.
Led by: Robert Lanfear
Our work is motivated by the desire to understand molecular evolution, from the origin of mutations in individuals to their fixation in evolving lineages.
Led by: Professor Naomi Langmore
We study many aspects of evolutionary and behavioural ecology in birds, mainly by using field experiments and observations to test evolutionary theory.
Led by: Adele Lehane
We study membrane transport processes in the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria.
Led by: Denisse Leyton
We study how autotransporters are assembled into bacterial outer membranes, and how they function to mediate infection and disease once they get there.
Led by: Celeste Linde
Our main research interest is in fungal-plant-interactions, both applied and pure research, on a range of important pathogens.
Led by: Rob Magrath
We have broad interests in behavioural ecology, particularly acoustic communication and breeding biology in birds.
Led by: Alexander Maier
The Maier Group focusses on the identification of molecules involved in malaria pathogenesis and transmission.
Led by: Karen Marsh
Our research is aimed at understanding how diet and nutrition influence wildlife physiology, behaviour, and habitat quality.
Led by: Josette Masle
The Masle group's central interest is on the interplay between genetic and environmental determinants of plant development and adaptation to stress.
Led by: Ulrike Mathesius
We are interested in the molecular mechanisms controlling nodule development in legumes, and how this is linked to other aspects of root architecture.
Led by: Tony Millar
The principal interest of the lab is gene silencing mediated by microRNAs, with a focus on microRNAs that control plant disease resistance.
Led by: Craig Moritz
Our research focuses on evolutionary biogeography; biodiversity discovery and conservation; biogeography speciation; and biological responses to climate change.
Led by: Adrienne Nicotra
We are interested in phenotypic plasticity - the range of forms a given genetic individual can exhibit under different environments.
Led by: Daniel Noble
Our research explores how early developmental experiences impact physiology and metabolic function.
Led by: Rod Peakall
Our research spans reproductive ecology, genetics, phylogeny, biochemistry and chemical ecology.
Led by: Barry Pogson
The overarching theme of our research is to determine the controls and regulators of communication between the chloroplast and nucleus.
Led by: Professor Dean Price
The Price lab is presently focusing on the molecular biology and physiology of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria (blue-green photosynthetic bacteria) and plants
Led by: John Rathjen
Rathjen group focuses on all aspects of plant immunity, characterising the fascinating interplay between host and pathogen.
Led by: Dave Rowell
We study the mechanisms behind the proximal processes of evolution – those that lead to population differentiation, divergence and ultimately speciation.
Led by: Yong-Ling Ruan
Our research focuses on identifying molecular and biochemical bottlenecks.
Led by: Kevin Saliba
The Saliba Group is investigating vitamin utilisation pathways in the red blood cell stage of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
Led by: Benjamin Schwessinger
Our Group focuses on questions around plant biosecurity in Australia by studying the interaction between plants and their fungal pathogen.
Led by: Ana M. M. Sequeira
Associate Professor Ana M. M. Sequeira, a marine ecologist based at ANU, leads breakthrough research in the field of marine megafauna movement and conservation.
Led by: Peter Solomon
The Solomon group focuses on pathogens of wheat that threaten food security and stability.
Led by: Christina Spry
The Spry group focuses on validating new drug targets and identifying new drugs to combat key pathogenic microbes responsible for human disease.
Led by: Eric Stone
We study aspects of the evolutionary process, including mutational events, the genetic basis of fitness-related traits, and genetic variation.
Led by: Giel van Dooren
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.
Led by: Susanne von Caemmerer
We are investigating aspects of carbon acquisition by plants including the biochemistry of CO2 fixation and regulation of CO2 diffusion into and within leaves.
Led by: Danielle Way
One of the most pressing concerns in biology is whether we can predict how plants and ecosystems will respond to climate change.
Led by: Spencer Whitney
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.
Led by: Simon Williams
We aim to understand the molecular basis of the interactions between plant hosts and the microorganisms, particularly fungi, that colonise them.