Welcome to the Grützner Laboratory group
at The University of Adelaide.
Our research aims to understand how different animal genomes evolved, how they are organised and how this affects their function. We use our results to better understand genome evolution and function, but also apply our novel insights to human disease and animal conservation.
Our main species of interest are the iconic egg-laying mammals, the duck-billed platypus and short-beaked echidna. As the oldest surviving mammalian lineage these extraordinary animals provide valuable insights into mammalian evolution and human disease.
If you are interested in working with us please contact Frank directly to discuss opportunities that may be available. Please check out our research page first to ensure that your interests align with ours.
See Frank give a TEDx talk about the "Secret Sex of Monotremes" below