Research Group: Astrobiology

Our team is conducting research in the following fields:

  • Limits of Life: Bacteria, Archaea, and Fungi (Biodiversity, ecology, adaptations, and bioprospection of marine and extreme environments)
  • Geobiology: Biosignature and microbial preservation.
  • Geomicrobiology: Interaction between microbes and minerals or metals and applications for space materials.
  • Development of new Bioinformatics Tools, Databases, and Lab Techniques.
  • Astrobiology and Planetary Protection.

Team Members:

 

Name

Title/Position

Key-Areas

Contact

SSI Academic Andre 60x85

André Antunes

Associate Professor/
Group Head

  • Astrobiology;
  • Microbiology of Extreme Environments;
  • Geomicrobiology;

aglantunes@
must.edu.mo

SSI Academic David 60x85

David C Fernández Remolar

Associate Professor

  • Astrobiology;
  • Geobiology;
  • Planetary Geology;

dcfremolar@
must.edu.mo

SSI Academic HuQing 60x85

Hu, Qing

Assistant Professor

  • Astrobiology;
  • Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry;
  • Environmental Microbiology;

qhu@
must.edu.mo

SSI Academic Marta 60x85

Marta Filipa Simões

Assistant Professor

  • Astrobiology;
  • Microbiology;
  • Applied Mycology;

msimoes@
must.edu.mo

SSI HuangTing

Huang, Ting

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Mars Analogues;

 thuang@
must.edu.mo

SSI pic ShenYan

Shen, Yan

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Biosignatures;

 yansheng@
must.edu.mo

SSI GaoYuanXu

Gao, Yuan Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Bioinformatics;

yuanxugao@
must.edu.mo
 

 

Hu, Qi Tao

PhD Student

  • Biosignatures;
 
SSI pic WuJiaHui

Wu, Jia Hui

PhD Student

  • New Astrobiology Databases;
 
SSI HeYang

He, Yang

PhD Student

  • Limits of Life;
 

 ab1 ab2  ab3 
 ab4 ab5  ab6
 ab7  ab8  ab9