Personal details

Name
Dr Peter Prentis
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Genetics & Biotechnology
Discipline *
Evolutionary Biology, Genetics
Phone
+61 7 3138 2186
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Keywords

genomics, evolution, cnidarians, functional genomics, comparative genomics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

I am evolutionary geneticist in the School of Earth, Environmental and Biological at QUT. My current research employs a combination of high throughput genomics, bioinformatics and ecological experiments to address questions in human dominated and marine ecosystems. The questions I am currently investigating include the evolutionary genetics of marine species especially sea anemones, the evolution of cnidarian genomes and how plant derived lures influence gene expression and fitness in true fruit flies. My research uses diverse species to answer these questions but mainly sea anemones and pest fruit fly species. My previous research investigated the evolutionary genomics of plant species. This research answered fundamental questions about the genomics of adaptation, the genomics of artificial selection in crops as well as population genetic studies in invasive species.

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Publications


Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2017
Details
Editorial Board Member - Ecology and Evolution
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2017
Details
Editorial Board member
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
Invited speaker
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Conference organisation

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
IC150100026
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Geomolecular dating with biologically relaxed clocks, and mammal evolution
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150104659
Start year
2015
Keywords
Molecular dating; Fossil calibration; Mammal evolution
Title
Generic Delimitations in Rottboelliinae (Andropogoneae, Panicoideae, Poaceae) based on Molecular and Morphological Data
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
RFL214-56
Start year
2014
Keywords
Cytology; Diversity; Morphology; Systematics; Taxonomy

Supervision