Jeremiah Shuster

Jeremiah Shuster

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Jeremiah Shuster is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Adelaide and a member of the Microbe and Heavy Metal Group. His research focuses on understanding how bacteria contribute to gold solubilisation and precipitation processes, i.e., the gold biogeochemical cycle, and how gold is mobile within natural environments. Jeremiah’s research in microbe-mineral interactions involves an integration of fieldwork, laboratory- and field-scale experiments, high-resolution microscopy and microanalysis. In addition to the geomicrobiology of precious metals, he is interested in understanding how the lithosphere is able to support life from both modern and ancient environments. As such, his research interests include: biomineralisation, microfossil preservation and the formation of biogenic rock.


  • Biogeochemical cycling of gold under near-surface environmental conditions
  • Microbial influence on elemental cycling, i.e., metal dissolution and re-precipitation
  • Application of biogeochemical processes as innovative means to achieve environmental sustainability


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