Mark Morrison’s research interests are to translate genomic and metagenomic datasets into a sound biological framework, producing novel diagnostic, organismal, and enzyme-based technologies.

This includes the isolation of “new” microbes using metagenomics datasets, as well as the isolation of genetically tractable strains of the “most-wanted” taxa from the human microbiome.

Since returning to Australia, much of his interests have focused on the role of the human gut microbiota in digestive diseases and disorders, and more recently, the role of the microbiota in skin health and skin cancer.

He joined the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in 2013, and serves as Australia’s science representative to the International Human Microbiome Consortium.

Publications by Mark Morrison