The Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB)

The Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB; is an initiative to establish a standardised microbial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny.

 Asgardarchaeota and Eukaryogenesis

Asgardarchaeota have been proposed to comprise the closest living prokaryotic relatives to Eukaryotes.

microfluidics archaea Microfluidic single-cell genomics

Dissecting microbial dark matter with single-cell genomics, the recovery of genomes from individual cells, allows us to understand microbial communities on the level that represents the basic units of life – the cell.

Brisbane Australia The Brisbane River microbiome

The health of the highly urbanised Brisbane River is important for the City of Brisbane and the entire Moreton Bay region. Investigating the river microbiome and its changes over time will help us understand the role of these microbes in river health.