Area of Current Research Interests
The cellular and developmental biology of the filamentous, antibiotic-producing bacteria Streptomyces. Fundamental aspects of bacterial transcription. The regulatory networks and cyclic nucleotide signalling events that control sporulation in Streptomyces.
Appointed Group Leader, John Innes Centre, 1990.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1999.
Appointed Professor, 2005.
Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 2009.
Appointed Head, Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre, 2012.
Appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, 2017.
Appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Department of Microbiology of the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, 2019.
Appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief Current Opinion in Microbiology, 2022