The ultimate goal of us is the pursuit for truth, beauty and eternity. This is also the shining part of human nature.

The research goal of WYZ laboratory is the dynamics of Microbial Ecology and Evolution on Earth (ME3).

  • WYZ laboratory is trying to reveal

The interactions between environments and microbes throughout the Earth history.

The community assembly and collapse dynamics of microbial ecosystems.

The deterministic and stochastic evolutionary processes of microbial lineages. 

  • WYZ laboratory is now focusing on

How methane/photon-related microbes integrated into different environments?

What evolutionary history methanogens and photosynthesis microbes have?

How deep-sea microbial communities assembled and evolved?

What roles of virus play in subsurface ecosystem?

  • Methods used in WYZ laboratory

environment simulation

field sampling


isotopic techniques