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Prof. Madeleine van Oppen

Research interests

Marine ecology and evolution

  • Coral microbial symbiosis
  • Climate change adaptation and acclimatisation
  • Assisted evolution in reef-building corals/coral reef restoration

Research projects

  • Engineering algal symbionts that increase coral climate resilience (experimental evolution, genetic engineering)
  • Development of a bacterial probiotic that enhances coral bleaching tolerance

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