Functional Genomics and Proteomics are two key and related areas of molecular biology research for GeneCology.
These areas of research explore genes, their functions, interrelationships and combined influence on an organism’s growth and development.
Researchers are investigating genes and their gene products (such as neuropeptides, hormones and pheromones) which control a variety of reproductive processes within molluscs, crustaceans and fish.
Significant work is also being done in evolutionary mitochondrial genomics. Specific research is focused on:
- pheromone induced attraction
- hormone induced egg laying in molluscs and fish
- nutritional genomics in fish and crustaceans
- environmental genomics in molluscs
- genomics of biomineralisation
- aestivation and ‘love dart’ shooting in snails
- larval development and mouth brooding in tilapia
- Professor Abigail Elizur
- Associate Professor Scott Cummins
- Dr Nguyen Nguyen
- Dr Renfu Shao
- Dr Tomer Ventura
- Dr Tianfang Wang
- Dr Josephine Nocillado
Functional Genomics and Proteomics research publications are available on the USC Research Bank.