Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Stephan C. Schuster

Professor, School of Biological Sciences

Email: scschuster@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Stephan C. Schuster

Biography
After receiving an initial degree in organic chemistry, Stephan C. Schuster moved into Biochemistry and Microbiology during his graduate studies, at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. In his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, he continued his work on Bacterial Motility and Signal Transduction. Holding group leader positions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany (1994-2000) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tuebingen, Germany (2000-2004), he subsequently moved into the field of Genomics working on vertebrate and microbial projects. In 2005 Stephan C. Schuster was appointed Associate Professor for Molecular Microbial Ecology at Pennsylvania State University (PSU), USA. He currently is a Full Professor working at the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics (PSU), and is a founding member of SCELSE (RCE) at Nanyang Technical University (NTU), Singapore. His current research interests include Metagenomics, Evolutionary Biology and ancient DNA.
Research Interests
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Evolution,
Biological Diversity
Current Projects
  • AIR MICROBIOME
  • Cluster 2 - Meta-'Omics & Systems Biology
  • Generation Of Exploratory Data On The Maternal Microbial Legacy
  • The Missing Ecosystem-Sources, Function And Ecology Of Urban, Airborne Microbes
  • There is no place like home”: Indoor air microbiomes and respiratory disease - a fresh approach to ‘exposome’ precision medicine
Selected Publications
  • Kalsi N, Uchida A, Purbojati RW, Houghton JNI, Chénard C, Wong A, Clare ME, Kushwaha KK, Putra A, Gaultier NE, Premkrishnan BNV, Heinle CE, Vettath VK, Drautz-Moses DI, Junqueira ACM, Schuster SC. (2019). Whole-Genome Sequence of Bacillus megaterium Strain SGAir0080, Isolated from an Indoor Air Sample.. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8(50), e01249-19.
  • Gusareva ES1, Acerbi E1, Lau KJX, Luhung I1, Premkrishnan BNV, Kolundžija S, Purbojati RW, Wong A, Houghton JNI, Miller D, Gaultier NE, Heinle CE, Clare ME, Vettath VK, Kee C, Lim SBY, Chénard C, Phung WJ, Kushwaha KK, Nee AP, Putra A, Panicker D, Yanqing K, Hwee YZ, Lohar SR, Kuwata M, Kim HL, Yang L, Uchida A, Drautz-Moses DI, Junqueira ACM, Schuster SC. (2019). Microbial communities in the tropical air ecosystem follow a precise diel cycle. Proc. National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(46), 23299-23308.
  • Hlaing PPT, Junqueira ACM, Uchida A, Purbojati RW, Wong A, Kushwaha KK, Putra A, Kee C, Gaultier NE, Premkrishnan BNV, Heinle CE, Lim SBY, Vettath VK, Drautz-Moses DI, Schuster SC. (2019). Complete Genome Sequence of Curtobacterium sp. Strain SGAir0471, Isolated from Singapore Air Samples.. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8(47), e00960-19.
  • Oliveira EL, Drautz-Moses DI, Uchida A, Purbojati RW, Wong A, Kushwaha KK, Putra A, Aung NW, Premkrishnan BNV, Heinle CE, Vettath VK, Junqueira ACM, Schuster SC. (2019). Complete Genome Sequence of Rhodococcus sp. Strain SGAir0479, Isolated from Indoor Air Collected in Singapore.. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8(40), e00622-19.
  • Kutmutia SK, Drautz-Moses DI, Uchida A, Purbojati RW, Wong A, Kushwaha KK, Putra A, Premkrishnan BNV, Heinle CE, Vettath VK, Junqueira ACM, Schuster SC. (2019). Complete Genome Sequence of Micrococcus luteus Strain SGAir0127, Isolated from Indoor Air Samples from Singapore.. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8(41), e00646-19.

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