Interactions between the human gut microbiome and food matrices on metabolite formation and a person’s health outcomes

This PhD project is part of CSIROs ‘Microbiomes for One Systems Health’ (MOSH) Future Science Platform. The successful candidate will be based in the CSIRO Werribee laboratory, with travel to the CSIRO St Lucia laboratory for some experiments.

The project will examine:

  • The influence of microbiome ecology and diversity on the breakdown kinetics and metabolite formation for defined food structures
  • The influence of microbial function and metabolite formation on human health outcomes using cell-line models
  • The influence of processing and/or probiotic bacteria containing foods on microbiome dynamics and function

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should have graduated (or soon to be graduating) with an honours or Masters degree in a relevant science-based discipline. This project is open to national and international applicants.


Email Senaka Ranadheera (University of Melbourne) or Amy Logan (CSIRO)


31 July 2022