The GeneCology centre aims to provide knowledge that improves processes in a wide array of disciplines in order to benefit society.
The Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team organised into 6 main Research Themes: Aquaculture, Forestry and Plant Sciences, Ecology, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Microbiology and Molecular Engineering.
The Centre members work synergistically to provide cutting-edge scientific solutions for both industry partners and collaborators in academia.
Genetics, genomics, chemical communication and physiology, engaging in strategic and applied research
Biochemistry and Molecular Engineering
Isolation of novel bio-active compounds from natural materials which have potential for therapeutic pharmacological use.
Ecology, population genetics and conservation strategies for rare species, endangered plants and vertebrates
Forestry and Plant Science
Plant breeding and genetics of tropical, subtropical and rainforest plant species from Australia and other parts of the world
Functional Genomics and Proteomics
Genes, their functions, interrelationships and combined influence on an organism’s growth and development
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GeneCology latest news
Rock lobster could unlock genetics of kids’ kidneys
Cutting-edge genetic research into changing the sex of rock lobsters could hold the key to a PhD graduate from the University of the Sunshine Coast helping find a cure for a deadly children’s kidney disease.
Exotic sea snacks the focus of student research
A duo of ocean delicacies - sea grapes and sea cucumbers – are the focus of two international research projects at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Student outlines lobster findings at Spanish showcase
A University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student has told an international conference how her research identified a gene in the Eastern Spiny Lobster that could be the key to manipulating the sex of the commercially popular crustacean.
USC researchers help reveal deadly starfish secrets
University of the Sunshine Coast research led by Associate Professor of Molecular Biology Scott Cummins has contributed to a breakthrough discovery that could protect the Great Barrier Reef from the coral-killing crown-of-thorns starfish.