Microscale Experiments to Understand a Microscale World

Tyson, Gene and Rinke, Christian (2015): Microscale Experiments to Understand a Microscale World. The University of Queensland. Collection. doi:10.14264/uql.2017.105

Project name Microbial Behaviour - Microfluidomics
Project description
This project, to understand the behavioural interactions and biogeochemical functionality of microbes in the ocean, will address key questions in microbial ecology at the biologically relevant microscale using a novel combination of environmentally deployed microfluidic devices and single cell and population level omic approaches. We anticipate that this new approach, microfluidomics, will be generalisable to many environments and will be a major new tool in the "omics" arsenal.
Contact name Tyson, Gene
Contact email g.tyson@awmc.uq.edu.au
Creator name Tyson, Gene
Rinke, Christian
Creator(s) role Chief Investigator
Project Research Officer
Dataset name Microscale Experiments to Understand a Microscale World
Dataset description
Microorganisms control the productivity and biogeochemical status of the ocean at global scales. Yet the physiological and behavioral interactions that underpin these large-scale processes occur at the microscale. To date the oceans’ microscale remains a largely uncharted frontier in microbial oceanography. We apply a series of novel microfluidic platforms that will grant us previously unattainable access to the microscale and allows us to explore the spatiotemporal scales which are most relevant to microbial processes and interactions in the sea.

This international collaboration involves research institutions from three continents. This combined data will be made available to the public. Our microscale experiments will provide exciting new viewpoints for understanding the roles and influence of microbes in the ocean, based on the field experiments conducted here in Australia. The data from this cutting edge research project will be used for several high profile publications, which will reference this data.

Institutions involved are: the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics,The University of Queensland, Brisbane; UTS, Sydney; MIT, USA; ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Most data will be made freely available, with only some data to be embargoed for a specified period. Data is fully described in the accompanying documentation.
Access conditions Mediated Access
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 060503 Microbial Genetics
0605 Microbiology
040501 Biological Oceanography
DOI 10.14264/uql.2017.105
Grant ID GBMF3801
Data Volume 1TB
Language eng
Keyword Microscale
Field experiments
Microbial oceanography
Microbial interactions
Collection type Collection
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2015
Copyright notice 2015, The University of Queensland.

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Created: Fri, 08 May 2015, 00:28:43 EST by Belinda Weaver