John Coates

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Dr. John Coates is a Professor of Microbiology at UC Berkeley. He also holds a joint appointment as a Geological Scientist Faculty in the Earth Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and is co-director of the EBI's Microbially Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery (MEHR) program.

He obtained an Honors B.Sc. in Biotechnology in 1986 from Dublin City University, Ireland and his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1991 from University College Galway, Ireland.  His major area of interest is geomicrobiology applied to environmental problems.  Specific interests include diverse forms of anaerobic microbial metabolism such as microbial perchlorate reduction, microbial iron oxidation and reduction, and microbial humic substances redox cycles.  Other interests include alternative renewable energies, bioremediation of toxic metals, radionuclides, and organics.
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Energy Biosciences Institute
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Professor, Microbiology
University of California, Berkeley