The Moreau Geomicrobiology Lab, in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, uses (meta)genomics and (bio)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.

Prospective postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers are invited to contact the lab for more information about research projects.