Postgraduate students

Robert (Angus) Keillar

Ph.D Candidate at Melbourne University; supervisor: J. Moreau, co-supervisor: J. Black

M.Sci (2014), University of Melbourne

B.Sci (2012), University of Melbourne

Angus uses experimental (cultivation-based), metagenomic and modelling (PHREEQC, COBRA) approaches to investigating microbial responses to supercritical CO2 injection in the deep subsurface. His work supports efforts to understand the potential consequences of “geo-sequestering” CO2 in efforts to mitigate climate warming.

Email: rkeillar@student.unimelb.edu.au

Marcos Voutsinos

Ph.D Candidate at Melbourne University; supervisor: J. Moreau, co-supervisor: J.F. Banfield

Hons., Menzies School of Public Health

B.Sci., LaTrobe University

Marcos uses metagenomics and cultivation-based experiments to investigate the role of environmental microorganisms in dissolving rare earth element-bearing phosphate minerals in weathered rocks and soils. This microbially-driven process leads to release of phosphorus, a vital element for life.

Email: myvoutsinos@student.unimelb.edu.au

Heyu Lin

Ph.D Candidate at Melbourne University; supervisor: J. Moreau, co-supervisor K. Holt (Monash)

M.Sci, Ocean University of China (2017)

B.Sci, Dalian Ocean University (2014)

Heyu applies metagenomics and bioinformatics to understanding the diversity and activity of mercury (Hg)-methylating bacteria in the world’s oceans. His work expands our understanding of an important microbially-mediated Hg transformation in the global biogeochemical mercury cycle.

Email: heyu.lin@student.unimelb.edu.au

Farhad Shafiei

Ph.D candidate at Melbourne University; supervisor: J. Moreau, co-supervisor: M. Watts (Vic EPA)

M.Sci, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz (2006) B.Sci, Shahid Beheshti University (2003)

Farhad employs cultivation-based experiments and metagenomics to unravel the complexity of autotrophic thiocyanate degrading microbiomes in engineered (bioremediation) systems. His research supports water recycling and chemical waste remediation in the gold mining industry worldwide.

Email: farhad.shafiei@student.unimelb.edu.au


Alumni

Moreau Lab

Dr. Mathew Watts, Research Fellow Ph.D (2014), University of Manchester M.Sci (2008), University of Leeds Currently Scientist at the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (Melbourne)

Dr. Hong Phuc Vu, McKenzie Fellow Ph.D (2010), University of Leeds Currently Consultant at Golder Associates (Melbourne)

Dr. Susan Cumberland, CSIRO Research Fellow Ph.D (2010), University of Birmingham Currently Research Fellow at Strathclyde University (Glasgow)

Dr. Toni Cox Ph.D (2017), The University of Melbourne M.Sci (2012), University of Canterbury (NZ) Currently Editor at Oxford University Press (Australia)

Dr. Caitlin Gionfriddo Ph.D (2016), The University of Melbourne M.Sci (2012), The University of Melbourne B.Sc. (2010), University of South Carolina-Columbia Currently Research Fellow at Oak Ridge National Lab (USA)

Dr. Yu-Chen Ling Ph.D (2016), The University of Melbourne M.S. (2009), National Taiwan University Recently Research Fellow at University of Cardiff & The University of Melbourne

Dr. Katrin Hug Ph.D (2015), The University of Melbourne M.Sci (2010), Albert Ludwig University-Freiburg Currently Research Fellow at the Humboldt Institute (Munich)

Dr. Andre Mu Ph.D (2015), The University of Melbourne B.Sci., Hons. (2010), The University of Melbourne Currently Research Fellow in the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne

Ms. Angelina Bosnjak M.Phil (2015), The University of Melbourne B.Sci., Hons. (2009), Monash University Currently Environmental Scientist at ERM Australia, Melbourne

Mr. Dilip Prankumar M.Sci (2017), The University of Melbourne Currently a Hydrogeologist with Rio Tinto Corp.

Dr. Emily Hepburn Ph.D (2019), RMIT M.Sci. (2011), The University of Melbourne Currently Hydrogeologist at AECOM (Melbourne)

Ms. Rebecca White, M.Sci student B.Sci, University of Melbourne (2016)

Ms. Katelyn Boase B.Sci (Hons., Curtin University, co-supervised, 2018)

Mr. Andrew Minard M.Sci. (2011), The University of Melbourne Recently Hydrogeologist at Golder Assoc. (Melbourne)

Ms. Gretchen Sites M.Sci. (2010), The University of Melbourne Currently Hydrogeologist at Cardno-Lane-Piper (Melbourne)

Ms. Jemelyn Baldisimo Fulbright Scholar, Ph.D Candidate (2018 – ), Old Dominion University (USA) M.Env. (2010), The University of Melbourne

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