Personal details

Name
Professor Gene Tyson
Position(s)
Professor of Microbial Genomics
Faculty of Health,
School of Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Microbiology, Genetics, Medical Microbiology
Phone
+61 7 3443 7338
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Gene Tyson is a world-renowned expert in culture-independent molecular approaches and bioinformatics for characterising microbial communities. As the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (ACE) at The University of Queensland, he helped grow the reputation of ACE into an internationally recognised centre for microbial genomics. In January 2020, Professor Tyson was recruited to the Queensland University of Technology as Director of the newly established Centre for Microbiome Research (CMR). Over the last decade, he has been awarded ~$30M in funding including ARC Future Fellowship, Discovery and Linkage grants; US Department of Energy; and various Foundations, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. In 2018, he co-founded a start-up company, Microba, a human microbiome company that focuses on developing new therapeutics from the gut microbiome.

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Gene Tyson.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.