Theme: Biodiversity and conservation science, Ecology genetics and evolution, Environmental management

Description: Bacteria are the most diverse group of cellular organisms and drive key ecosystem services. Unfortunately, less than 1% of bacterial species can be grown under standard laboratory conditions. Hence, the only way to determine what they can do is to sequences their genomes using metagenomics. In this project you will annotate genomes of extremely novel lineages of life to determine what they are potential capable to doing in the environment.

Contact: Associate Professor Paul Dennis