GeneCology Research Centre - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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GeneCology Research Centre

Our Vision, Mission and Values

  • Contribute to society through innovation in creating knowledge and solutions using bio-inspired approaches, to improve societal outcomes
  • To support our ecosystem through conservation of biodiversity and heritage
  • Excellence and scientific integrity
  • Collaboration and sharing of knowledge
  • Collegiality and respect
  • Bring together local, national and international leading researchers to enable the Centre to lead international efforts in solving key biological challenges
  • Promote innovation through the creation of new technologies that are applied for the benefit of society and the environment
  • Support the advancement of knowledge and the achievement of excellence through the promotion of state-of-the-art facilities and strong national and international collaborations
  • Provide high quality training of future scientists and ensure they are exposed to innovation and opportunities to expand their research and horizons
  • Promote productive partnerships with industry to ensure research is applied and solves real world challenges, being built on innovative basic science
  • Work closely with commercial partners to ensure research outcomes are industry relevant
  • Create an internally supportive and collegiate research environment that would foster excellence and international standing

Research Themes


This theme is focused on the development and application of innovative technologies for the enhancement of the aquaculture industry.

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Conservation and Biodiversity

This theme is focused on applying molecular tools to address key questions in global conservation and biodiversity.

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This theme includes studies into major diseases in both humans and animals as well as the development of disease diagnostics and therapeutics.

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This theme focuses on drug discovery from natural products and proteins for applications mainly in the medical world but also as new technologies for aquaculture and conservation. The tools used, based on the advanced instrumentation lab, are also used for basic research into the role of metabolites in biology.

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GeneCology Latest News

Images of marine bioproducts produced from algae, including dry algae powder and astaxanthin capsules.
USC part of Marine Bioproducts research centre
30 June

USC Australia is set to play a key role in a Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre (MB-CRC) that was announced today by the Australian Government.

Study finds surprising sex change secrets of giant grouper
1 March

USC researchers say new findings about the sex-changing behaviour of the giant grouper could provide vital insights into captive breeding and help to protect vulnerable wild stocks.