Funding

  • 2016            XAS beamline, time award, Australian Synchrotron
  • 2016-2019     Characterizing microbial activity in geological media under supercritical CO2 (studentship award), Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, $91K
  • 2016-2018     Improving thiocyanate bioremediation with meta-genomics/transcriptomics (Chief Investigator), Australian Research Council Linkage grant, $555K
  • 2015-2016     Biodegradation of thiocyanate (Chief Investigator), $250K; Newmarket Gold Corp.
  • 2014-2016     The Metagenome of Antarctic sea ice: implications for nutrient and mercury biogeochemical cycling (Co-Chief Investigator), $60K, Joyce Lambert Foundation Grant for Antarctic Research
  • 2014           Unraveling the evolution of microbial arsenic resistance via metagenomic study of a modern analogue for Early Earth hot springs (Champagne Pool, New Zealand), $5K, University of Melbourne Dyason Fellowship
  • 2013            Bioreactor experimental study of microbial responses to supercritical CO2 exposure (Co-Chief Investigator), $250K, Australian Federal Education Investment Fund.
  • 2013-15        Aboriginal rock art of the Kimberley region, WA - landscape geochemistry, surface processes and complementary dating techniques (Co-Chief Investigator), $480K, Australian Research Council Linkage proposal.
  • 2012-13        A High throughput screening and sequencing facility for single cell genomics (Co-Chief Investigator), $380K, Australian Research Council LIEF proposal.
  • 2012-13        Antarctic sea-ice microbial response to rapid atmospheric mercury deposition events (Co-Chief Investigator), $120K, Australian Antarctic Division.
  • 2011-14        Aqueous organic-microbe-metal interactions in mineral depositing systems (Co-Chief Investigator), $563K ($3M total), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Flagship Cluster Grant Program.
  • 2011-13        Electron flow in iron hyper-enriched coastal acid sulfate soils (Co-Chief Investigator), $120K, Australian Research Council Linkage proposal.
  • 2011-13        Anaerobic methane oxidation in the deep subseafloor (Chief Investigator), $140K, Australian Research Council Discovery proposal.
  • 2011            Geomicrobiology of Aboriginal rock art in The Kimberley, Western Australia (Chief Investigator), $40K, Kimberley Foundation and Melbourne University.
  • 2010-14        Microbial response to deep saline aquifer CO2 sequestration (Chief Investigator), $140K ($2.7M total), CO2 Cooperative Research Centre (Australian government).
  • 2008-13        Speciation and bioavailability of mercury for bacterial methylation in the presence of natural organic matter (Co-Chief Investigator), access award, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lab.
  • 2010-12        Biogeochemical drivers of uranium isotope fractionation in regolith and groundwater (Named Collaborator), $90K, Australian Research Council Discovery proposal.
  • 2010            Understanding extremely deep sub-seafloor anaerobic methane oxidation (Chief Investigator), $20K, Australia-New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Consortium.
  • 2010            Bioremediation of thiocyanate contamination in mining-impacted groundwater (Chief Investigator), $30K, Northgate Minerals Corporation.
  • 2009            IODP Expedition 322: Nankai Trough Subduction Zone (Shipboard Microbiologist), access award, Australia-New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Consortium.
  • 2009-10        Microbially-mediated nitrogen and metals cycling from a rural unlined landfill (Chief Investigator), $15K, Pyrennees Shire Council.
  • 2009-11        Groundwater-surface water exchange along the Broken River, Victoria, Australia (Co-Chief Investigator), $172K, National Water Commission of Australia.
  • 2006-08        Bacterial mercury methylation dynamics in natural systems (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship), $110K USD, U.S. National Research Council.
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