We use advanced computational and database approaches to investigate microbial genomes and their evolution.



New PhD opportunity available on a project integrating ecology, evolution and genomics to study climate-change adaptation of corals in the Great Barrier Reef. More detail: Projects description; Expression of interest (due 21 August 2020)

IMB News 23 July 2020: Algae use distinct method when swapping DNA during sex

Sex in Symbiodiniaceae dinoflagellates: genomic evidence for independent loss of the canonical synaptonemal complex
Shah S, Chen Y, Bhattacharya D, Chan CX
2020. Scientific Reports • 10: 9792. DOIPDF


Genomes of the dinoflagellate Polarella glacialis encode tandemly repeated single-exon genes with adaptive functions
Stephens TG, González-Pech RA, Cheng Y, Mohamed AR, Burt DW, Bhattacharya D, Ragan MA, Chan CX
2020. BMC Biology • 18: 56. DOIPubMedPDF