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Biographical entry Hugenholtz, Philip

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Microbiologist

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Philip Hugenholtz is a microbiologist who has made significant discoveries in the culture-independent analysis of micro-organisms, including previously unrecognised major bacterial and archaea lineages. He has led the development and application of the genome-characterisation of microbiomes, transforming understanding of microbial ecology and evolution. Between 2004 and 2010 Hugenholtz headed the Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics Programs at the DOE Joint Genome Institute in California. He returned to Australia in 2010 to become the founding Director of the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics at the University of Queensland. In 2013 the thermophilic bacterium Thermoflexus hugenholtzii was named in his honour.

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1988
Education - BSc (hons), University of Queensland
1990 - 1992
Award - Australian Postgraduate Research Award
1994
Education - PhD, University of Queensland
2004 - 2010
Career position - Staff Scientist, Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California, U.S.A.
2006
Award - International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Young Investigator Award for significant contribution to microbial ecology
2007
Award - CSIRO honorary fellowship
2010 -
Career position - Founding Director, Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, University of Queensland
2012 -
Career position - Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
2012
Award - ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award
2015 -
Award - Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) Fellowship
2015 - 2019
Award - Vice-Chancellor's Research and Teaching Fellowship, University of Queensland
2015 - 2020
Award - ARC Laureate Fellow
2017 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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Helen Cohn