Dhivya Kanisan

Honours Student

Email: e0035440(AT)u.nus.edu


My project looks at coral-associated microbes found around the Malaysian Peninsula and Singapore; specifically, microbes associated with Porites lutea, Pocillopora acuta and Pachyseris speciosa. High-throughput sequencing techniques will be employed to characterise microbial diversity at the various sites. I hope that the findings will be able to better inform the selection of coral transplants for future reef restoration projects.


I am a final-year Life Sciences major. Previously, I completed an undergraduate research project on the morphological diversity of Montipora corals in Singapore.