A/Prof Andrew Holmes,
School of Molecular Bioscience and Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney
Andrew has general interests in microbial diversity, its evolutionary origins and ecological applications. He did his PhD studies at the University of Queensland (1989-1992) before postdoctoral stints at the University of Warwick, UK (1992-1996) and Macquarie University (1996-2002). In 2002 he commenced his current position at the University of Sydney where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Molecular Bioscience and Microbiome Project node leader in the Charles Perkins Centre.
A deeper understanding of factors that influence the assembly of microbial communities is essential for both human and environmental health. Andrew’s current research encompasses both these with a particular focus on understanding the dynamics of gut microbial community composition, the mechanisms of host-microbe interaction in the gut and development of tools to enable management of the gut microbial ecosystem for health. He has particular interests in the relationship between animal nutrition and the host-microbiome interaction. He is a Senior Editor for Microbiology, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and The ISME Journal.
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