Welcome to the homepage of Mike Manefield's environmental microbiology research team. Mike is an Associate Professor in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. He is also the Director of commercial spin-off Micronovo Pty Ltd, Chief Scientist for Biogas Energy Pty Ltd, Director of the Joint Academic Microbiology Seminars (JAMS Inc) and author of a series of early readers introducing children to microbiology (The Microverse Series). Mike returned from an August Willhlem Scheer Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Munich in Germany to UNSW at the beginning of 2016. The team manages three main research portfolios in chlorinated solvent bioremediation, anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation and microbial aggregate formation and is supported financially by government and industry bodies.




Group News!!!


Let's celebrate Onder and Ricardo's thesis submissions at BABS happy hour this Friday. 21.4.2016

Congratulations Ricardo Guzman on submission of your thesis! 21.4.2016

Congratulations Onder Kimyon on submission of your thesis! 21.4.2016

Manefield group scores AUD$1,212,000 in AISRF funding for enhanced biogas work! 31.3.2016

Neutral red crystal article hits top 5% of all scientific articles in Altmetrics ratings. Eight news stories and counting. 23.3.2016

The group welcomes Amelia-Elena Rotaru, interspecies electron transfer guru from University of Southern Denmark for a short visit. 18.3.16

Thanks to everyone who made the 5th Annual JAMS Symposium a magical success. Best afternoon of microbiology I've ever been treated to. 17.3.16

School of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Sciences at UNSW bans advertising Microverse microbiology kids books on walls. Shame on BABS. 16.3.2016

Congrats Onder Kimyon for contribution to recent paper OCB paper on AHL mimicry. 12.3.2016

Top job Matt Lee and Valentina Wong for acceptance of the CF degrading Dehalobacter paper in Environmental Microbiology. 1.2.2016

Sabrina Beckmann hits the big time with an article on neutral red enhanced biogas production in the #1 Journal of German Farmers! 1.2.2016

Congratulations Sabrina on your ENGE cave paper! 21.2.2016

UNSW Newsroom Media Release on neutral red crystals causes twitter storm! 17.2.2016

Congrats Matt on the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology article. 15.2.2016

Top job Bat, Matt, Chris and Haluk on the Frontiers in Bioremediation article. 15.2.2016

Congratulations to Sabrina Beckmann and coworkers for the neutral red study in EES that scored BABS paper of the month! 9.2.2016

Tyson, Rotaru, Schembri, Mcdougald and Zeher headline the 5th Annual JAMS Symposium. 9.2.2016 

Torsten Seeman teams up with Thomas Jeffries to host the JAMS Workshop 14/15 March 2016 at the Australian Museum. www.jams.org.au for registration. 9.2.2016

Registration for the JAMS Workshop and Annual Symposium now open. Great speaker line-up! 9.2.2016

The group welcomes summer students Jordan Lovegrove and Shyam Bhagvata. 9.2.2016

The group welcomes Sophie Holland back into the fold for a PhD! 9.2.2016

The group welcomes visiting PhD student Huizhi Hu from Harbin Institute of Technology, China 20.1.2016

Congratulations to Joanna Koenig for her recent publication in J Haz Mat on nanoscale ZVI and ORB. 16.1.2016 

Contact Details
Dr Mike Manefield, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 2052.
Phone: +61293851780       Fax: +61293851779     Mail: manefield@unsw.edu.au     Website: www.manefield.com