Dr Kathryn Hall

Dr Kathryn Hall

Jul 03, 2017

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    About This Project

    In the global quest for new pharmaceuticals, marine sponges are hot targets, mostly because they house massive and diverse communities of bacteria. Identifying bacteria, their host sponges, and the compounds resulting from their interactions, is an intensive process, but it is key to drug biodiscovery. We will use next-gen sequencing technology to see if the bacterial communities in sponges on the Great Barrier Reef are unique to individual species of sponges.

    Campaign Ended

    A biology project funded by 15 people