Dr. Rinke’s main interests are genomics, ecology, and phylogeny of uncultured microbes. He applies single-cell genomics, the separation and sequencing of single bacterial and archaeal cells, and metagenomics, the direct sequencing of environmental samples. Both methods are perfectly suited to explore uncultured microbes, also know as microbial dark matter.

The Coral Microbiome

Despite the importance of microbes for the coral host, there is a limited understanding of how the coral microbiome and their metabolic functions are affected by changing ocean conditions.

Microscale experiments to understand a microscale oceanic world

Marine microbes are tiny, they span only about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair, but they are very abundant in our oceans, accounting for over 90% of the biomass.

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University of Queensland
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