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Dr UCHIDA Akira
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Uchida's research is in SCELSE's Air Microbiome integrated programme. In the tropical climate of Singapore, microorganism diversity in the air is different from other climates. In addition, Singapore is urbanised compared to other countries with a tropical climate, and this may create a unique environment for microbes.  Dr Uchida's project involves sampling the different land usage types from high-density residences to primary forest, from industrial districts to shopping malls.  He will sequence all the genomes available from the samples and show the diversity, as well as diversity changes between land usages. The plan is to reveal the temporal transition of microbial diversity throughout the year.