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I am interested in microbial metabolism in extreme environments, and use high throughput next generation sequencing and bioinformatics tools, coupled to geochemical, imaging and molecular microbiology techniques to understand the mechanisms that microbes utilise to survive under extreme conditions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute


  • Bioremediation
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Microbial ecology
  • Nuclear waste management
  • Cement microbiology
  • Subsurface microbiology
  • Extreme microbiology
  • Microbial genomics


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