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Dr Mario Toubes-Rodrigo

Profile summary

  • Research Staff
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • mario.toubes-rodrigo

Professional biography

I did my PhD at the Manchester Metropolitan University titlef "Geomicrobiology of the basal ice layer at Svínafellsjokull, South East Iceland" looking for what kind of microorganisms inhabiti the lowermost layer of ice in glacier and what kind of implication these microbes could have in relevant processes such as mineral weathering, soil formation, and greenhouse gas production.


At the moment, I am a postdoctoral research assistant trying to grow microorganisms of sulphate-rich lakes and analyse the gases produced by these microorganisms and compare these gases with signatures in the Martian atmosphere.

Research interests

Glaciology, extremophiles, microbiology, geology

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