PhD Student and Honours Supervisor, The University of Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
Ghislaine was born in France and relocated to Australia 10 years ago. She is a PhD student at the University of Western Australia, where she studies the gut community of local termites. In particular, she is interested in whether the gut flora can be shaped by feeding termites plants of interest. This research could lead to the optimisation of cellulose breakdown in plant matter suited to biofuel production, such as wheat straw. Following completion of her PhD, Ghislaine aims to pursue a career in renewable energy to help create more sustainable societies.