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Philip Hugenholtz is an Australian microbiologist and Professor at the University of Queensland. His research interests include the microbial ecology and evolution of host-associated ecosystems such as the termite hindgut and human microbiome, and genomic mapping of the microbial tree of life. He has helped pioneer the use of culture-independent molecular methods to characterize microbial communities including marker gene and shotgun (metagenomic) approaches. He has authored over 100 scientific papers and in 2006, received the Young Investigators Award from the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME). He is currently the Director of the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics (