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Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics


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


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

Research location

School of Life and Environmental 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. 

Additional information

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

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1339