The MEEP Lab is part of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. We welcome enquiries from prospective postdoctoral researchers, research students, and visiting scholars. Our research group can host projects that involve fieldwork, labwork, and computational analysis. We work on a variety of organisms from throughout the Tree of Life, including viruses, bacteria, animals, and plants.

The MEEP Lab

The MEEP Lab is located in the Life, Earth, & Environmental Sciences (LEES) Building on the Camperdown Campus. We have access to a fully equipped DNA and RNA PC2 laboratory. We also have equipment for entomological fieldwork, which is typically conducted in forests in the Sydney region and in the Northern Territory.

All students and staff have free access to the university’s computing cluster Artemis. We also have substantial in-house computing resources.

Postdoctoral researchers

We welcome enquiries from prospective postdoctoral researchers. Although we do not have funding for postdoctoral researchers at the moment, the university offers a limited number of University of Sydney Fellowships (deadline in August). Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards are also available through the Australian Research Council (deadline in March). Both of these schemes are highly competitive.

Postgraduate research students

Students interested in undertaking a PhD in any of the MEEP Lab’s research areas are encouraged to contact us. Potential PhD candidates can find out more about studying at the University of Sydney here. Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens are eligible for Research Training Program Stipend Scholarships. International students are eligible for a number of scholarships.

Honours students

Honours students interested in undertaking projects in the MEEP Lab’s research areas are encouraged to contact us. Projects can commence at the beginning of Semester 1 (February) or Semester 2 (August).