The echidna genome project

The platypus genome was published in 2008 and provided fundamental new information about monotreme biology and mammalian evolution.

Echidna research

The echidna genome has been sequenced and we are part of a small international team helping with the assembly and carrying out analysis on the genome for the Echidna genome publication (which will also feature a much-improved Platypus genome). 

This is a great opportunity for honours students to take part in an international collaboration that will provide the first echidna genome assembly and carries out analysis of the echidna genome to better understand the fascinating biology of these animals.

Professor Frank Grützner


Professor Frank Grützner

Co-supervisors: Dr Linda Shearwin

Research area: Monotreme genomics, evolution and conservation

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Molecular and Biomedical Science

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