Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Eoin Brodie

Eoin Brodie

Eoin Brodie

Staff Scientist

Ecology Department



Phone: 510-486-6584

Fax: 510-486-7152


Biographical Summary

Eoin Brodie is a Staff Scientist in the Ecology Department of the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. He obtained his Ph.D. from University College Dublin in Ireland and joined LBNL following postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley.

He serves on the Editorial Board of Microbiome, on the Academic Editorial Board of Peer J and is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. For his role in development of the Berkeley Lab PhyloChip with Gary Andersen, Todd DeSantis and Yvette Piceno, in 2008 he was awarded an R&D100 award in addition to a Wall St Journal Technology Innovation award. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, American Geophysical Union, International Society for Microbial Ecology and the International Society for Subsurface Microbiology.


  • 2010  UC Berkeley/Berkeley Lab, Leadership Development Program, UC Center for Executive Education       
  • 2004-2005  Postdoctoral, Molecular Microbiology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2002-2004  Postdoctoral, Microbial Ecology, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001  Ph.D. Microbial Ecology, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 1996  B.S. Microbiology, University College Dublin, Ireland

Research and Professional Experience

  • 2014-2015 - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Professor
  • 2012-present - Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2009-present - Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2008-2009 - Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2005-2008 - Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2004-2005 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2002-present - Guest lecturer UC Berkeley (ESPM131, ESPM112)
  • 2002-2004 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1996-2000 - Enterprise Ireland Graduate Research Fellowship, University College Dublin

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 - LBNL Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2008 - R&D 100 award for Berkeley Lab PhyloChip
  • 2008 - Wall St. Journal technology Innovation Award - Winner Best New Technology (Environment Category)
  • 2008 - Wall St. Journal technology Innovation Award - Bronze Best New Technology (Overall)
  • 2008 - R&D 100 Award for Berkeley Lab PhyloChip
  • 2008 - Pollution Engineering Magazine Number 1 New Technology for 2008 (PhyloChip)
  • 2001 - Promega Prize, Society for General Microbiology
  • 2000 - Faculty of Science Graduate Symposium, UC Dublin
  • 1996-1999 - Enterprise Ireland Basic Research Award

Service to Scholarly Journals

2012-present - Editorial Board: Microbiome

2012-present - Academic Editorial Board: Peer J.

2011-present - Associate Editor: Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology

Reviewer for:

  • 2004-present - Chemosphere and Journal of Microbiological Methods (Elsevier)
  • 2006-present - Geomicrobiology Journal (Taylor and Francis Group)
  • 2006-present - Ecological Letters, Molecular Ecology Notes
  • 2004-present - Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation (all Blackwell Publishing) Microbial Ecology (Springer)
  • 2006-present - Environmental Science and Technology (ACS Publications)
  • 2007-present - Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Ecomed Verlagsgesellschaft)
  • 2008-present - Journal of Proteome Research (ACS Publications)
  • 2009-present - ISME Journal (Nature Publishing Group)

Other Professional Activities

  • 2011-present - Scientific advisory board of Second Genome
  • 2004-present - Current member of the ‘greengenes’ 16S rRNA database development team
  • 2004-present - Co-developer of the Berkeley Lab PhyloChip and MycoChip