Meet the team
- Co-leads: Mirjam Kaestli, Anna Padovan and Karen Gibb
- Research Assistants: Alea Rose and Zarah Tinning,
- Research Assistant and Executive Officer: Dionisia Lambrinidis
We study water, sediment and biota microbial quality in marine, coastal and freshwater systems.
Areas of focus include:
Molecular laboratory including quantitative PCR equipment for targeted gene analysis and whole microbial community profiling. Biostatistics and bioinformatics expertise and infrastructure. Full range of field equipment for sampling and in-situ monitoring of pH, EC, Temp, DO, Turbidity.
Our high impact research is protecting the natural assets of the Northern Territory that underpin its economy. We specialise in microbiological and molecular analyses in aquatic and terrestrial environments, including analyses of sediment, water and biota.
Our work supports shellfish food safety, safe drinking water and we use microbial signatures to monitor the footprint of pollution in the environment.