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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New paper by Catarina and Jan in Molecular Ecology, (full article here), investigates genome-wide divergence, introgression patterns and inferred demographic ...Read More
Jan was interviewed by ABC Science about some of the tricks that octopuses use to help to help them stay ...Read More
New paper by Ira, Jan and Jia in Science Advances (full article here), uses shallow whole genome sequencing to look ...Read More
Image Credit: Netflix My Octopus Teacher is a new documentary about the relationship between a man and an octopus. Jan ...Read More
Antimicrobial peptides are part of the innate immune system and help defend the host against pathogens and regulate the microbiome ...Read More
In her capacity as Editor-in-Chief of Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, Jan was invited by Ocean Sciences at Springer ...Read More
Throughout the Plio-Pleistocene glacial cycles, the Antarctic ice sheets expanded and contracted repeatedly, which led to the repeated erosion of ...Read More
By Sally Lau On the 10th January I sailed on the RV Investigator from Perth, WA to the Southern Ocean ...Read More
New paper in Journal of Proteome Research by group alumnus, Nikeisha Caruana uses quantitative proteomics to understand slime secretions in ...Read More
Ira gave a talk on the genomics of non-model organisms at the UQ Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology ...Read More