The Moreau Geomicrobiology Lab, in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, uses genomics and geochemistry to study environmental microorganisms and how they interact with heavy metals and other elements. Many of these interactions can influence water quality and the mineralogy of soils and sediments. Our primary aim is to understand how microbes can be harnessed to engineer societal and environmental benefits. We also seek to understand their evolution across geologic time, and the resulting impacts on our planet’s geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.
>>Seeking 2 highly-motivated PhD students for NERC IAPETUS2 doctoral projects on 1) microbial methylmercury formation in peatlands and 2) microbial thiocyanate degradation to carbonyl sulfide<<
Application procedure: For IAPETUS2 applications to the University of Glasgow please use the dedicated application portal: www.gla.ac.uk/ScholarshipApp (you will still need to submit your administrative details to the IAPETUS2 website as well).