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RESEARCH FOCUS

Research in our lab uses complimentary ecogenomics tools to elucidate eco-physiological mechanisms in microbial systems that underpin ecosystem services. Specifically we focus on;

  • Eco-physiology of aerobic methylotrophs: bacteria that utilise one-carbon (C1) compounds (i.e. methane, methylated amines) 
  • Microbial "functional" diversity and their impact on ecosystem functions (e.g. climate active trace gas cycling, soil and plant health and coupled biogeochemical cycles)
  • Biotechnological potential of aerobic methane-oxidising bacteria (MOB)
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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Open to Ph.D. applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a biological or biochemistry or microbiology or environmental science subjects. Also open to support fellowship applications. 

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PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME; Young Ambassador for Australia 2015-16)

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

  • Microbiology Society

  • Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)

  • ​International Society for Subsurface Microbiology

  • West Coast Microbiome Network, Perth (Founding member)

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