Dr Carly Rosewarne is a research scientist at CSIRO in Adelaide. She is a geneticist who uses molecular biology and bioinformatics to study the ‘unseen majority’—commonly known as microbes. Her most recent work was focused on characterisation of methane-producing microbes in the rumen (gut) of livestock. Through genomic approaches it has been possible to develop targeted strategies to inhibit their growth, revealing opportunities to reduce the environmental footprint of livestock production.
Carly’s current research is centred on understanding the role of gut microbiota in human health. By understanding the interactions between diet, lifestyle, host genetics and gut microbes, she is working collaboratively to develop strategies that promote positive health outcomes and reduce Australia’s chronic disease burden.