KATHERINA PETROU
Algal physiology in a changing world
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- Lead Scientists -
Dr Katherina Petrou
K atherina is the founder and head of the MML.

For enquiries about open positions or Honours please contact Katherina via email. Contact information can be found on the UTS website.
Current projects: Go to Research page

Dr Daniel Aagren Nielsen
D aniel is a Microbial Ecologist with expertise in microscale processes, microsensor technology and biogeochemistry. He has been involved with the MML since its beginning and continues to contribute to a multitude of projects. He is currently holding an Honorary research appointment at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a casual research position at Macquarie University (MQ).

Current projects: Go to Research page

- Current students -

Alyson Theseira
A lyson is an Honours student within the MML. Her research investigates the role of DMSP in the osmoregulation of Thalassiosira weisflogii.

Current project: Role of DMSP in the health and productivity of T. weisflogii

Eva Fernandez
E va is a PhD student within the MML. Her research is focused on understanding the role of DMSP in the physiology and structuring of marine microbial communities.

Current projects: Sulphur-mediated phytoplankton ecophysiology:the role of DMSP in cellular function and marine microbial food webs | Characterising microbial interactions that drive organic sulphur cycling in Antarctic waters

James O'Brien
J ames is a PhD student within the MML. His research investigates sulphur-mediated microbial scale interactions at various temporal and spatial scales.

Current projects: Chemical signalling and cycling in a changing ocean | Social Networking in a Changing Ocean: Microbial-Scale Ecological Interactions Control Ocean-Scale Chemistry

- Alumni -

Dr Cristin Sheehan
C ristin is a PhD student within the MML. Her PhD research investigates the physiology and biochemistry of Antarctic phytoplankton and the role of DMSP in their adaptive strategies to environmental change.

Project: Acidification of the Southern Ocean: Effects on marine microbes

Michelle Havlik
M ichelle is an Honours student within the MML. Her research is focused on understanding the effect of DMSP uptake on phytoplankton productivity.

Project: Does osmotrophic uptake of DMSP enhance Antarctic phytoplankton productivity?

Dr Stephanie Gardner
S teph recently completed her PhD within the MML. Her PhD research investigated the ecophysiological role of DMSP in corals, with a focus on the potential antioxidation function of DMSP.

Projects: The role of DMSP in coral stress physiology | Coral explants: A model organism for coral studies