Colin Murrell


Environmental Microbiology

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My research group studies the vital role that microbes play in consuming climate active gases and volatile organic compounds such as methane, methanol, isoprene and dimethylsulfide before they are released into the atmosphere. We investigate the metabolism and ecology of these microbes in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments using cutting edge ecophysiology, molecular ecology, genomics and metagenomics techniques.