Dr Robin Simmonds
+64 (3) 479-7478
Medical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology and Microbial Ecology
Year of Appointment
BSc Hons, PhD (Otago), DipTchg (ACE)
Dr Simmonds major research interest involves the development of bacterial systems for the production of biofuels. These have enormous potential in comparison to the current eukaryotic systems because of: their higher growth rates, their greater metabolic diversity, and the relative ease of their genetic manipulation.