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Patrick is a molecular and microbial ecologist with a research focus on coral resilience to climate change. Using omics technologies and comparative genomics, he investigates genomic adaptations and their impact on the thermal tolerance of corals and their algal symbionts. Current projects include genome and transcriptome sequencing of heat evolved algal symbionts to identify molecular mechanisms that support an increased thermal tolerance.

Previously, Patrick worked as a postdoctoral fellow with CSIRO's Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform and the University of Melbourne, and completed his PhD in Marine Science at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia.

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Science, PhD, James Cook University

Award Date: 30 Sep 2017

Marine Ecology, Master of Science, University of Bremen


General Biology, Bachelor of Science, University of Bochum


External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow - Coral genomics, CSIRO Land and Water


Visiting Scientist, University of Melbourne

2017 → …


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