Early career researchers projects
Plastic munching microbes for biorecycling
This project aims to deliver environmental microbial communities for biorecycling solutions to the challenges associated with plastic recycling.
eCells: Developing novel ways to estimate animal abundance
This project will work with and develop a combination of fluorescent DNA tags and PCR-based methodologies that can be used to separate cells of species of interest from environmental cells, and use these to generate genotypes of the animals present in an area.
Exploring algal bioproducts: through a new streamlined characterisation screening platform
Australia hosts a wealth of biodiversity still to be identified and potentially harnessed. Algae are found in almost every environment. […]
What bug is that? Mobile DNA sequencing in your pocket
Identifying animals, plants and microbes is important for many industries and activities, including agriculture, forestry and fisheries, human disease, biosecurity, water management, and biodiversity conservation.
Reconstructing Fisheries Catch using eDNA
There are a wide range of reasons for wanting to reconstruct fisheries catches from fishery independent data. This project aims to establish a novel method for collecting eDNA onboard fishing vessels to be used as an alternative monitoring tool.
Environmental DNA in practice: a roadmap for integrating eDNA in Australian marine park monitoring
The project will be developing a roadmap to integrate eDNA sampling into future marine park monitoring studies.
Managing our biodiversity into the future
New methods, in development, enable whole genome sequencing and characterisation of gene expression from formalin-preserved museum tissues.
Using DNA sequences to estimate lifespan
Using genomic 'CG' density and known fish lifespans, Alyssa will build a model to estimate the lifespan in species for which it is currently unknown.