Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) Seminar Series
- Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Roberts Hall - view map
Dr. Matthew Stott leads the Extremophiles Research Group at GNS Science, New Zealand. His team investigates the microbial ecology of extreme environments focusing on geothermal systems in the Taupō Volcanic Zone and Ngawha. His group is responsible for the isolation of a number of novel bacterial species including the first cultivated representatives of a bacterial phylum, several new bacterial classes, and a description of the first obligately acidophilic methanotroph. His current research interest includes methanotroph ecology, trace gas bioconversion, the biogeography and ecology of microbial communities in geothermal environments (www.1000Springs.org.nz), ’omics’ studies of geothermal ecosystems, and the sequencing and annotation of novel thermophilic bacterial genomes. He is also interested in the application of New Zealand’s unique microflora for biotechnology purposes and is passionate about science outreach. He is a New Zealand Fulbright Scholar Fellowship Awardee for 2016 and is working with the Boyd Lab on various aspects of geothermal hotsprings in New Zealand and Yellowstone National Park.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Stott, please contact him at email@example.com.
Presentation Title: "The phenotypic, genomic and ecological characterisation of a candidate phylum OP10 representative: A cautionary tale" at the weekly CBE seminar in Roberts 101.
- Center for Biofilm Engineering