Areas of Research
Some examples of specific projects on offer can be found here
Insecticide biology: Insecticide mode of action, mechanisms of resistance, effects of acute and chronic toxicology
Neurogenetics: Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors – structure, function and evolution, roles in insect behaviour, trafficking of receptors
Population genetics and parasitic biology of Lucilia cuprina: Population dynamics of the Australian Sheep Blowfly, host:parasite (sheep:blowfly) interactions; Enhancing L. cuprina ‘omics’ resources.
Developing genetic technologies: Adapting transgenic tools and techniques to address our research questions. These are based on genetic tools including gene editing, GAL4>UAS and the many technologies and resources available in the Drosophila research community.