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.

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Is the Southern Ocean ecosystem primed for change or at the cliff edge?

New editorial by Sally and Jan in Global Change Biology (full article here), explores the unprecedented environmental risks and consequences ...
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Townsville bulletin news story: Study needs DNA of deer

Matt was recently interviewed by the local newspaper about his PhD project on chital deer. Did you know that the ...
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Evolutionary innovations in Antarctic brittle stars linked to glacial refugia

New paper by Sally, Catarina and Jan in Ecology & Evolution, uses COI sequences to investigate the population genetic patterns ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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