Roger’s main interests lie in the development and application of genomic and bioinformatics tools to answer research questions. He is currently involved in two major projects. For TropWater, Roger is developing and optimising metabarcoding protocols. Metabarcoding uses universal PCR primers to simultaneously identify species composition and biodiversity in various sources of enivronmental DNA (eDNA), including water samples, stomach content of fishes, or faecal matter. He is also working with the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Prawn Breeding.