Environmental and applied microbiology

Our research investigates the ecology and physiology of micro-organisms in natural and engineered environments.

Microbes diatoms under a microscope

Our topics include areas in microbial ecology, aquatic microbiology and geomicrobiology. We study the interactions of microbes, animals and plants. Our research also covers areas such as genomic microbiology, biotechnology, bioremediation and the microbiology of food and beverages.

Our researchers