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Biography

Michael Gillings is in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, where he is Professor of Molecular Evolution. In general, his interests focus on genetic diversity and its role in evolution. This allows an eclectic research program, with papers on viruses, bacteria, fungi, diatoms, green algae, invertebrates, plants, sharks, and mammals in the last five years. Two of his main research programs include the origins and environmental consequences of antibiotic resistance, and the new geological era of the Anthropocene, precipitated by human effects on planetary systems. He teaches a large first year class, with 1100 students, and contributes regularly to radio, television and on-line forums.

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Outputs 1987 2019

Pteropus poliocephalus
Integrons
Pteropodidae
antibiotic resistance
Microbial Drug Resistance
Open Access
File
Sputum
Cystic Fibrosis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Nucleic Acids
Carbon

Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Port Jackson Shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

Clark, J. A., Brown, C., Gillings, M. R., Gardner, M., Williamson, J. E., Izzo, C. & Day, J., Feb 2019, In : Marine Biodiversity. 49, 1, p. 505–508 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

shark
sharks
microsatellite repeats
ecology
loci

Fungus-initiated catalytic reactions at hyphal-mineral interfaces drive iron redox cycling and biomineralization

Yu, G. H., Chi, Z. L., Teng, H. H., Dong, H. L., Kappler, A., Gillings, M. R., Polizzotto, M. L., Liu, C. Q. & Zhu, Y. G., 1 Sep 2019, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 260, p. 192-203 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biomineralization
biomineralization
Fungi
Minerals
Iron
Queensland
catch statistics
fishing boats
bycatch
shrimp

Prizes

Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

Wade Tozer (Team leader), Mark Westoby (Recipient), Marie Herberstein (Recipient) & Michael Gillings (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Teaching award

science
learning