Scientists in the Genomics and Microbial Diversity Division are studying the evolution, ecology, and interactions of a wide range of organisms including protists, fungi, algae, diatoms, bacteria, and viruses.
We are using techniques such as microscopy, molecular biology, evolutionary and ecological models and genomics-based approaches to study both microbial and non-microbial biological systems.
Dr David Bass
Head of the Genomics and Microbial Diversity Division
The Natural History Museum
Discover more about our scientists research into cyanobacteria, lichens, diatoms, microalgae ciliates and computational biology.
Our collections of microbes include algae, diatoms and lichens, find out more.
Meet the Museum scientists researching microbial diversity and genomics.
See all the different organisms we study and curate in the genomics and microbial diversity division.