Dr Geoffrey J. Puzon, CSIRO - Australia, Thermal Biology Institute Seminar Series
- Monday, November 6, 2017 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Plant Biosciences Building, 108 - view map
Tales from the Golden pipeline: Thermophilic amoebae in West Australian water distribution systems.
Dr Geoffrey J. Puzon, Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Land and Water, Perth, WA, Australia
Dr Puzon is a microbiologist and Team Leader for the Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Team Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Biotechnology Program in CSIRO Land and Water. Dr Puzon has extensive experience in drinking water treatment and distribution microbiology, biofilm, pathogens, microbial ecology and bioremediation. Along with his students, Dr Puzon's research identifies and develops research targeting the role of microorganisms in complex systems such as drinking water distribution networks and subsurface contaminated aquifers. His team takes a laboratory and field based microbiological approach to provide real world answers to complex problems using both microbiological and Omics techniques. His team engages with fellow researchers in multidisciplinary, collaborative national and international projects to integrate microbiology with chemistry, hydrology and modelling, thus providing a more complete understanding. Dr Puzon’s talk will encompass his work on the ecology of thermophilic amoebae, including pathogenic Naegleria fowleri, in the West Australian drinking water distribution network.
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