John Colbourne

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

John Colbourne’s investigations encompass the fields of evolutionary ecology, high-throughput biology, environmental and functional genomics. From this blend of disciplines emerges a research program that centers on connecting gene expression and genome structure with individual fitness and population-level responses to environmental challenges.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Professor Colbourne is recruiting doctoral researchers in areas including:

Molecular mechanisms of developmental plasticity and acclimation
The use of genomic signatures for environmental health protection
Forecasting environmental health threats to populations using Daphnia egg bank genomics
Biostatistical and computational methods of analysing high dimensional data and gene networks
Population genomics