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Room 220, Level 2 John Hines Building (62)
P +61 (0)7 3346 9949
F +61 (0)7 3365 3556

Short Biography

Phoebe is an AusAID scholar from the Philippines. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Bachelor of Science in Biology major in Cell Biology and Master of Science in Microbiology, from the University of the Philippines (UP). She worked as a faculty member at the University of the Philippines for more than 5 years. She handled Biology and Microbiology courses in her affiliated institute/college. Aside from teaching, Phoebe was also involved in various research projects in the Philippines. She was previously working on plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of Metroxylon sagu (Rottb.). She is currently pursuing her PhD under the Pongamia project at CILR.

Research Skills

 Isolation , characterization and identification of rhizobacteria
 Identification of the mechanisms for plant growth promotion by rhizobacteria
 Molecular and Microbiological techniques

Research Project

The overall impact of the legume tree, Pongamia pinnata on soil nitrogen and its mechanisms and other aspects of nitrogen fixation.
Advisors: Dr. Arief Indrasumunar, Dr. Paul Scott, Prof. Peter Dart and Prof. Peter Gresshoff

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