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Dylan Bodington

  • PhD Student
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
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I study the microbial ecology of the snow and ice environment, including mountain glaciers and polar regions. My research focuses on the communities in cryoconite material on the glacier surface, and past communities in previous surface layers present in ice-cores. Most of my work is based on the computational analysis of microbial sequences obtained through high-throughput and Sanger sequencing methods, and my major interest is in metagenomic and phylogenomic analysis of the snow and ice environment. I grew up in the Okavango region of Botswana, and my initial research was in population ecology of large mammals and GIS analytical techniques. I am currently earning my PhD as a Monbukagakusho Student in the Hongoh Lab of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, with Shiro Kohshima as my advisor on glacial biology and Yuichi Hongoh as my advisor on microbiology.

Recent publications

  • Altitudinal change in bacterial communities on a Himalayan glacier, analysed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and fluorescence in situ hybridisation

    • Bodington D
    • Hongoh Y
    • Segawa T
    • et al.
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  • Ice core drilling on the Fedchenko Glacier in Pamir, 2009

    • Takeuchi N
    • Fujita K
    • Okamoto S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

PhD Student

Tokyo Institute of Technology

April 2011 - Present

Science Teacher

Select Education

January 2004 - June 2006(2 years)

Assistant Language Teacher

Shimabara Agricultural High School

August 2000 - July 2002(2 years)

GIS Technician


January 1996 - July 1999(4 years)



Tokyo Kogyo Daigaku

April 2011 - Present


Tokyo Institute of Technology

April 2008 - March 2011(3 years)


University of KwaZulu Natal

January 1996 - December 1998(3 years)


Co-authors (21)

  • Russell Neches
  • Nozomu Takeuchi
  • Sachiko Okamoto
  • Bharath Prithiviraj
  • Danie Louw
  • Takayuki Nuimura

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