Gus Severin is an Honours student in Genetics who started in Semester 1, 2017. Gus is working with Åsa on the ARC Linkage Grant with Microbiogen Pty Ltd. The focus of Gus’s project is using genomics and selection experiments to identify key genetic differences between a xylose-metabolising yeast strain of interest and “wild-type” lab strains that cannot grow on xylose. Before joining the lab, Gus was Science student in BABS, Majoring in Genetics.
Update: Gus was awarded First Class Honours for his project and has since got a job with Microbiogen.