Top of the reef

Extraordinary Townsville woman Professor Nicole Webster was named a finalist in the 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Science award.

Professor Webster is Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science and as a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, at the University of Queensland.

In her role, she leads a research program to uncover microscopic life contributions to the health, survival, and adaptation of reef species.

Professor Webster is regarded as an international leader in microbial symbiosis and has profoundly impacted the study of coral reef microbiology.