Dr Gary Robinson is a Senior Lecturer in Microbial Technology and Director of Innovation & Enterprise within the School of Biosciences.
Gary has been a lecturer since the 90's and has worked in the field of applied microbiology covering areas as diverse as microbial transformations for the production of high value-added compounds such as drugs and fragrances to the biocontrol of the housefly, Musca domestica. Current research has focused on the understanding and application of quorum sensing within complex microbial systems, the use of biocatalysts within the paper industry and the large scale production of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. All projects undertaken with MSc and PhD students funded by the University, EU and Industry. Gary has worked with a variety of small and large companies including Pfizer, Smith Kline Beecham, Quest international, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Whatman and Genzyme. Dr Robinson has extensive experience of measuring (trace) analytes from the (bio)pharmaceutical (eg proteins, peptides and drug metabolites) and environmental (eg PCBs, PAHs, volatiles) sectors as well as the enumeration and identification of a wide variety of microbial species (bacterial and fungal) in a diversity of matrices (soil, sediment, food, beverage and clinical).
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