Mikheyev Group - Evolutionary genomics

We are a relatively new research group, interested in applying cutting-edge tools in genomics and bioinformatics to fundamental questions in evolutionary biology.


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Australia is in a unique position to eliminate the bee-killing Varroa mite. Here’s what happens if we don’t

Story | Wednesday 24 May 2023
While Australia is the last continent to be invaded by the vorroa mite, it has an opportunity to be the first to eradicate it.

Big brains bring change: Inside the social life of spiders

Story | Monday 28 November 2022
While most spiders are creatures of solitude, a study involving researchers from ANU has found some species have become more gregarious.  
Peiyu Yuan

Summer Research Scholar Peiyu Yuan asks "What happened to the Rocky Mountain locust?"

Story | Tuesday 7 May 2019
We may be in the middle of an insect mass extinction. The once abundant Rocky Mountain locust was last seen in 1902. Under the Mikheyev Group, Peiyu Yuan used data from a related extant locust species and comparative genomics to identify artifacts in museum data of the Rocky Mountain locust.

Sasha Mikheyev

Story | Thursday 2 August 2018
Sasha Mikheyev's lab uses technological advances, largely in sequencing, to understand how organisms respond to biotic changes in their environments.
Seminar - Oliver Stuart

E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Evolution and ecology of the critically endangered Dryococelus australis in captivity

Event | Fri 23 June 2023
As climate change and land transformation advance into the future, more and more species will be unable to keep up with the rate of change imposed by human activity.

At the origin of a global invasion: the honey bee parasite Varroa that keeps on jumping

Event | Tue 26 February 2019

Varroa mites are ectoparasites infesting honeybee colonies and originally found only in Asia.