CMEG student wins best oral presentation at Genetics Postgraduate Symposium
Posted by: Microbial Ecology and Genomics
07 November 2017
Storme de Scally, a student at the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics, won the best oral presentation at the 2017 Annual Genetics Postgraduate Student Symposium. Storme is currently in the final stages of her Master's degree in Genetics, and works on microbial communities in the Southern Ocean. Storme's research focuses on determining the effects of ocean acidification (a decrease in ocean pH caused by increasing industrial carbon dioxide) on marine microbial communities and their functions. Microorganisms perform important functions within ocean systems, such as cycling nutrients, and therefore changes in microbial communities could have negative impacts on ocean processes.