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  • Monday, 22 September, 2014 - 17:43

    "Discovery at UQ 2014", the annual report that showcases many of UQ's outstanding research activities during the year, chose to feature ACE's work on the microbiology and associated methane emissions of thawing permafrost in northern Sweden: on page 38.

  • Saturday, 21 June, 2014 - 08:05

    Community Profiling Services at ACE have recently been expanded from our initial 16S Amplicon service. We now offer a selection of 7 primer sets to cover Bacteria, Archaea, Fungi and microscopic Eukaryotic organisms. If you have a project that would benefit from these analyses, please email our Sequencing Manager, Nicola Angel to discuss your requirements at: (

  • Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 11:24

    Global warming is causing vast areas of permafrost to thaw. Research by ACE just published in Nature Communications and discussed in UQ news reports a novel family of microbes that flourish as permafrost thaws.

  • Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 16:51

    Get ready to go viral. Last week, The Scientist published an article by former UQ Post-doc and PhD student Jeremy Barr and up-and-coming science writer Breeann Kirby, which discusses the nature of phage, viruses that infect bacteria.

  • Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 16:00

    For the second time this month ACE has published research in Nature, except this time it's an all UQ affair.

  • Monday, 15 July, 2013 - 21:18

    ACE Director Philip Hugenholtz and Tanja Woyke of the Joint Genome Institute have led an international consortium of researchers on a pioneering mission to elucidate members of Earth's most abundant yet often most elusive biological constituency.

  • Thursday, 27 June, 2013 - 20:30

    Norman Pace, Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado, will deliver SCMB's Skerman lecture ( on Wednesday July 3. Professor Pace will be hosted by ACE during his visit to UQ next week.

  • Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 - 17:26

    The Greengenes database has been expanded (408K to >1M sequences), reconfigured in an all new look and is now managed under the auspices of The Greengenes Database Consortium of which ACE@UQ is a founding member.

  • Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 11:24

    Human microbiome, move aside, time to let the plant microbiome get some of the limelight. Two papers out in Nature this week (ACE participated in one) on the microbiome of the lab rat of the plant world - Arabidopsis - and they got the cover to show they mean business.

  • Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 09:54

    We are pleased to announce that a number of ACE researchers have obtained funding from the Australian Research Council and The University of Queensland.

    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
    Dr Florent Angly: Microbial buffering: protecting the Great Barrier Reef against anthropogenic impacts

    UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship