Rochelle Soo

UQ Amplify Researcher
The University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Opportunities to collaborate


My main project is focused on non-photosynthetic Cyanobacteria. I'm interested in where they are found, how they function and their evolution. I also study marsupial microbiomes and how the microbes in the marsupial gut are able to break down their food.

I am passionate about providing women in science (especially EMCRs) with equal opportunities, science outreach and mentoring. I was a UQ Women Create Change Ambassador for the SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN, I've presented on the koala microbiome on SCOPE TV and I gave a specialist lecture for the National Youth Science Forum on my career path.