The Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics research group occupies the top floor of the Edgeworth David Building A11, situated between the Macleay Building and Holme Building on the Camperdown Campus. This is on the Parramatta Rd side of the campus.
Our offices and laboratory were redeveloped at the beginning of 2012. This was made possible by an award of more than $620k from Campus Infrastructure. Seven separate rooms were converted into a single sequencing laboratory. We also have a large office to accommodate desks and computational resources.
We have a recently renovated and fully equipped DNA and RNA laboratory. The lab is run by Dr Vicky McCarl, who has extensive molecular biological skills. The laboratory has dedicated areas for insect rearing and experimentation. We have equipment for entomological fieldwork, which is conducted in forests in and near Sydney, as well as in the Northern Territory.
Each member of the research group is entitled to a desktop computer of his or her choice (Dell PC or iMac).
We also have high-performance computing resources in the form of 3 multi-core workstations. These will be supplemented with further processors when the need arises.