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- Reader in Microbiology
- Structural & Molecular Biology
- Div of Biosciences
- Faculty of Life Sciences
2006-2012 - Lecturer, UCL
2002-2006 - Australian Research Council Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Leader of Environmental Microbiology group, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2000-2002 - Group Leader
1999-2000 - Postdoctoral Fellow with the late Professor Joan Macy (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia).
My current research involves the study of microorganisms that metabolise toxic metals and metalloids such as arsenic. The areas I am interested in addressing are: (1) how do microbes use toxic substances for growth (i.e. what is the mechanism)? (2) what is the distribution and abundance of the genes that encode these properties in various environments?; (3) what is the role of these organisms in the cycling of these elements in the environment?; (4) when and how did these metabolic enzymes evolve? and (5) how can we develop the metabolic enzymes as biosensors for the detection of these compounds?
|1999||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Microbiology||To be updated|
|1994||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Botany||To be updated|