Marine Omics Group

We love to use genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic tools to learn more about marine organisms.  We are interested in blue skies applications, like understanding more about ecological and evolutionary processes driving the patterns of diversity we see in marine taxa today and also more applied questions, like understanding fisheries stock structure to inform management, solving bottlenecks in aquaculture and investigating more about toxins and slimes in cephalopods with real world applications for medicines and biomimetics. We work on organisms from a range of environments – the tropics to Antarctica and coastal waters to the deep-sea.

Sound interesting? Follow us on Twitter.

Latest News

Global drivers of recent diversification in a marine species complex

New paper by Catarina and Jan in Molecular Ecology, (full article here), investigates genome-wide divergence, introgression patterns and inferred demographic ...
Read More

ABC news story: Octopuses are amazing survivors

Jan was interviewed by ABC Science about some of the tricks that octopuses use to help to help them stay ...
Read More

Reference Genome and Population Genomics of coral (Acropora tenuis) on the inshore Great Barrier Reef

New paper by Ira, Jan and Jia in Science Advances (full article here), uses shallow whole genome sequencing to look ...
Read More

Australian Geographic interviews Jan on “My Octopus Teacher”

Image Credit: Netflix My Octopus Teacher is a new documentary about the relationship between a man and an octopus. Jan ...
Read More

ampir a new R package from the group

Antimicrobial peptides are part of the innate immune system and help defend the host against pathogens and regulate the microbiome ...
Read More

UN World Oceans Day – 8 June

In her capacity as Editor-in-Chief of Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Jan was invited by Ocean Sciences at Springer ...
Read More

Detecting Glacial Refugia in the Southern Ocean

Throughout the Plio-Pleistocene glacial cycles, the Antarctic ice sheets expanded and contracted repeatedly, which led to the repeated erosion of ...
Read More
Jesus clouds

Adventures in the Southern Ocean

By Sally Lau On the 10th January I sailed on the RV Investigator from Perth, WA to the Southern Ocean ...
Read More

Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of the Slime and Ventral Mantle Glands of the Striped Pyjama Squid (Sepioloidea lineolata)

New paper in Journal of Proteome Research by group alumnus, Nikeisha Caruana uses quantitative proteomics to understand slime secretions in ...
Read More

Ira at the UQ Winter School

Ira gave a talk on the genomics of non-model organisms at the UQ Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology ...
Read More