Doctor Marcus Klein

Marcus KleinDr Marcus Klein is a Senior Technical Officer responsible for the technical support of research projects requiring molecular techniques and technologies.

He is in charge of the daily management of various support services within the PC-2 laboratories to ensure that the needs of academic and research staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students are met efficiently. He assists with the design, the implementation, and the analysis of complex experiments and is responsible for the operation of an Applied Biosystems capillary DNA sequencer. Further, he assists with work health and safety matters and with the management of laboratory assets.

Marcus came to the Institute in November 2012. In his previous role at the Unversity of New South Wales School of Civil and Environmental Engineering he has conducted applied environmental research using a wide range of molecular and traditional lab methods. Marcus has a PhD in Molecular Genetics.


  • Molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, environmental engineering
  • Laboratory and asset  management, risk assessment, biosafety
  • Methods development/optimisation/troubleshooting

Recent Publications


Coleman HM, Trinh T,  Le-Minh N, Klein M, Roser DJ, Tucker RW, Peters G, Stuetz RM, Khan SJ, (2013) 'Occurrence of ectoparasiticides in Australian beef cattle feedlot wastes', Environ Pollution, vol.174, pp 265-72

Dungan RS, Klein M, Leytem AB, (2012) 'Quantification of bacterial indicators and zoonotic pathogens in dairy wastewater ponds', Appl Environ Microbiol, vol.78, pp 8089-95

Klein M, Brown L, Ashbolt N, Stuetz RM, Roser DJ, (2011) 'Inactivation of indicators and pathogens in cattle manures as determined by molecular and culture assays', FEMS Microbiol Ecol, vol.77, pp 200-210

Klein M, Brown L, Tucker R, Ashbolt N, Stuetz RM, Roser DJ, (2010) 'Diversity and abundance of zoonotic pathogens and faecal indicators in cattle feedlot manures in Australia', Appl Environ Microbiol, vol.76, pp 6947-50

Klein M, Brown L, van den Akker B, Peters G, Stuetz RM, Roser DJ, (2010) 'Monitoring bacterial indicators and pathogens in cattle feedlot waste by real-time PCR', Water Res, vol.44, pp 1381-88


Tucker RW, Roser DJ, Klein M, Khan SJ, (2012) 'Guidelines for the Safe Management of Feedlot Wastes in Australia', Report: Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

Roser DJ, Tucker RW, Khan SJ, Klein M, Coleman HM, Brown L, Davies CM, Trinh T, Peters G, Stuetz RM, Ashbolt NJ, Baker K, Burger M, Davis R, (2011) 'Microbiological and Chemical Human Health Risks Arising from Cattle Feedlot Wastes: Their Characterization and Management', Report: Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)