Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics


We supervise research in molecular ecology, molecular evolution, genomics, and phylogenetics


Professor Simon Ho, Associate Professor Nathan Lo, Dr Mark De Bruyn

Research Location

School of Biological Sciences

Program Type



Research in the “Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics” group spans a range of topics and study organisms, including viruses, bacteria, plants, and animals. Our projects can include fieldwork, lab-based research, and computational analysis. Research projects can be designed in conjunction with collaborators from museums and herbaria. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, including biologists, medical scientists, and computer scientists. Our facilities include a large molecular laboratory and high-performance computing resources. We use a variety of molecular, genetic, computational, and entomological techniques. 

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Projects can be undertaken at the Honours or postgraduate level. For more information, please visit

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Evolution, genomics, molecular ecology, eusociality, intracellular symbiosis, insects, arthropods, Phylogenetics

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1339