Associate Professor Andrew James Holmes

Associate Professor
Biochemistry, School of Molecular Bioscience

G08 - Biochemistry Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: 9351 2530
F: 9351 4571

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Research interests | Grants


Research interests

Microorganisms are the most abundant and the most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are also the most poorly known. As such the microbiota represent the largest unexplored biological resource on Earth. Andrew's research interests focus on three distinct aspects of microbial diversity:

1. The role of gut microbial diversity in human health;

2. Exploring microbial diversity for new biological resources;

3. The underlying evolutionary origins of microbial diversity

Current national competitive grants*


Ecological effects of antibiotics
Iredell J, Paulson I, Partridge S, Seppelt I, Holmes A
NHMRC Project Grant ($702,952 over 3 years)


Identification of microbiome control of weight loss during dietary intervention in obesity
Holmes A, Paulsen I, Caterson I, Reeves P
NHMRC Project Grants ($625,479 over 3 years)

Determinants of substrate preferences and environmental applications of the copper membrane monooxygenases
Holmes A, Coleman N, Bodrossy L, Abell G
ARC Discovery Projects ($315,000 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney