Dr Austen Ganley, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Austen Ganley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at University of Auckland. He has wide-ranging interests in genomics, and his work is characterised by the development of novel techniques to address fundamental questions in biology. He is an internationally recognised expert in the genomics of the ribosomal RNA gene repeats in eukaryotes, where he has made seminal advances in the relationship between transcription and recombination, and in the evolutionary dynamics of the ribosomal RNA gene repeats. His research involves a combination of bioinformatics and experimental approaches, and uses a variety of model systems, including yeast, filamentous fungi and mammalian systems.