Researcher biography

General Research specialises in: Evolutionary microbiology, Marine microbiology; Molecular phylogenetics, genomics and bioinformatics of bacteria; Planctomycete bacteria; Bacterial cell biology and structure.

Current research projects include:

Molecular cell biology of planctomycete bacteria in relation to the origin of eukaryotes and cell compartmentalisation (ARC Large Grant).Culture, molecular phylogenetics and ultrastructure of Archaeal and Bacterial symbionts of marine sponges.