Simon Baxter

Dr Simon Baxter

ARC Future Fellow

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Insecticide application can provide the ultimate selective pressure on targeted pests: death upon exposure or survival through the evolution of resistance. The research in my laboratory focuses on; identifying mutations that cause insecticide resistance, determining their fitness costs, measuring genetic diversity after selection for resistance.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor The mode of action of Bt insecticidal toxins Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Biko Kahare Muita
    2018 Co-Supervisor Manipulating Key Developmental and Regulatory Pathways in the Queensland Fruit Fly to Develop Improved Strategies for Pest Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ngoc Minh Thu Nguyen
    2018 Co-Supervisor The genetic basis of floral variation in the Brassicaceae Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Jayashrini Sakunthala Madawala
    2018 Co-Supervisor The Role of RNA Modifications in Endosperm Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Huong Thi Thuy Ta
    2017 Co-Supervisor Major Evolutionary Adaptive Events in Brassicaceous Plants and Their Insect Hosts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Michael Ward
    2014 Co-Supervisor Diamondback Moth: Dispersal and Colonisation of Australian Canola Crops Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kym David Perry
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - 2019 Associate Editor Insect Molecular Biology Royal Entomological Society United Kingdom
    2015 - 2018 Associate Editor Bulletin of Entomological Research Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
  • Position: ARC Future Fellow
  • Phone: 83132205
  • Email: simon.baxter@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4362
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Molecular Life Sciences, floor 2
  • Room: 2 36
  • Org Unit: Molecular and Biomedical Science

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