Our research in genetics at UNE covers many areas of genetic analysis and applications. We are internationally renowned for our research in livestock genetics and its application in genetic improvement but have active and expanding programs in the genetics of agricultural and horticultural crops, forest trees, aquaculture species, plant conservation and human behaviour.
To find out more visit the research topic pages or the home pages of individual researchers.
- Livestock genetics (see also the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit - AGBU)
Researchers and their main areas of genetics research interest are listed below. Take a look at their home page to find out more and see additional research interests. Also access the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), a joint venture between UNE and NSW I&I based at UNE, with over 20 staff undertaking research and development in livestock genetic applications and breeding.
Prof John Gibson - livestock and agriculture genetics; applications in international development
Prof Julius van der Werf - livestock genetics, gene mapping
Prof Brian Kinghorn - livestock genetics, optimisation breeding and genetics
Dr Cedric Gondro - bioinformatics, population genetics
Prof Brian Byrne - human behaviour genetics
Dr Will Coventry - human behavior genetics
Dr Sam Clark - quantitative genetics and animal breeding
Dr Hutton Oddy - nutritional genetics
Dr Shubiao Wu - molecular genetics in plants and animals
Dr Jeremy Bruhl - plant genetic diversity and taxonomy
Prof Caroline Gross - conservation genetics
Prof Margaret Katz - genetics of fungal pathogens
Dr Heather Nonhebel - genetic control of plant hormones
UNE Adjunct Researchers
The following hold adjunct appointments at UNE and are involved in collaborative research and (co)supervision of graduate students.
Dr Peter Hunt: CSIRO Livestock Industries, McMaster Laboratory - gastrointestinal parasite genetics
Dr Sonja Dominik: CSIRO Livestock Industries, McMaster Laboratory - gene mapping, aquaculture genetics
Dr John Henshall: CSIRO Livestock Industries, McMaster Laboratory - livestock genetics, gene mapping, aquaculture genetics
Dr Sabine Schmoelzl: CSIRO Livestock Industries, McMaster Laboratory - genetic control of spermatogeneis
Dr Joop Van Leur: NSW I&I - genetic variation in pathogen resistance in pulses
Dr Betram Collard: NSW I&I - genetics and breeding durum wheat
Dr Yizhou Chen: NSW I&I - gene expression and mapping in livestock and pathogens