Renfu Shao serves as a Research Fellow in the University of the Sunshine Coast and as an Adjunct Research Fellow in the University of Queensland, Australia. He obtained his B.S. degree in agricultural science in 1986 from Shihezi University, China, and received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2003. He then got a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship from Fukuyama University in Japan, sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, in association with the Australian Academy of Science. He obtained an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC) in 2006 and returned to the University of Queensland. Dr. Shao’s recent research interests include the evolution of mitochondrial genomes, function of mitochondrial genomes, in particular the fragmented animal mitochondrial genomes, molecular phylogeny of arthropods, and evolution of the nuclear genomes of parasitic arthropods and the genomes of their endosymbiotic bacteria.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2013