Genomics and genetics of animals and plants


These projects will suit you if your scientific passion is to understand the relationship of genotype and phenotype using the tools of genomics, molecular and transmission genetics.


Dr Jenny Saleeba

Research Location

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Program Type



The past decade or more molecular genetic analyses have shown that small changes to the genome will often have no phenotypic consequence to an organism. For this reason we start our analyses by identifying differences between organisms and then we apply genomic, genetic and molecular biological techniques to deciphering the way in which phenotypic differences are encoded by the genome. The organisms we study include both animals and plants.

Additional Information

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 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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genomics, Genetics, animal genetics, plant genetics

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2593