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Microbial DiagnosticsThis group is led by:

Dr. Brajesh K Singh
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 395364

Microbes are the most abundant and diverse group of organisms. They play vital role in biogeochemical cycling and environmental sustainability. A better understanding of microbial communities is essential in order to unravel the complexities of ecological function such as the maintenance of biodiversity, Filtration, removal of toxic compounds and control of green house gas emissions. Additionally, there is a need to decipher niches for various microbial groups in our natural environment in order to fully understand the role of micro-organisms in environmental sustainability. The research in our laboratory spans across the fields of microbial ecology, environmental biotechnology and the utilisation of microbial communities to mitigate GHG emission.

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Other professional activities:

  • Member of NERC (National Environmental Research Council) Peer review College.
  • Visiting scientist (Climate Change) at Landcare Research, New Zealand since 2005.
  • Honorary Lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
  • Honorary Research fellow at University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Council.
  • Council Member of Society for Environmental toxicology and Chemistry, UK
  • Member of Biotechnology Group of Society for Chemical Industries, UK
  • Mentor of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) minority mentoring program since 2005.


Updated: 23 Jan 2024, Content by: BS