Genetics, Genomics, and Health
We utilise genetic and genomic approaches in a diverse range of organisms, from the smallest microbe through to humans, to answer key questions in environmental, reproductive, developmental, and disease genetics.
By investigating how gene products function, we are able to answer how an individual cell might respond to an environmental cue, or how an entire population may adapt and evolve in response to environmental change. Using genomics approaches we seek to understand how genes interact with the environment to control natural variation, mating behaviour and success, and adaptation. Finally, we use these approaches to identify the genetic causes and contributions to infectious and inherited disease, and develop novel therapies and strategies to treat them.
Theme Leader: A/Professor Robert Bryson-Richardson
Deputy Theme Leader: Dr Jeremy Barr
The following researchers study genetics, genomics, and health.