Key collaborators

Professor Barrie Wilkinson at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. Barrie is a natural products chemist focussing on bioactive secondary metabolites from actinomycete bacteria.

Professor Colin Murrell in Environmental Sciences at UEA. Colin is an environmental microbiologist who co-invented stable isotope probing techniques for the analysis of microbial communities.

Professor Nick Le Brun in Chemistry at UEA. Nick's work focuses on the analysis of metalloproteins and particularly iron-sulfur cluster (Fe-S) transcription factors.

Professor Doug Yu in Biology at UEA. Doug uses modelling and experiments to study mutualisms.


Science Art and Writing Trust. Through creative use of science in the classroom, SAW inspires artistic and scientific endeavour. Children realise that science and the arts are interconnected – and they discover new and exciting ways of looking at the world. SAW projects are accessible to all ages and abilities. They stimulate exploration, enquiry and creativity.

Norwich Research Park Image Library. Free images from scientists on the Norwich Research Park.

Norwich Science Festival - launches 18-30th October 2016.

Microbiology, Genomics and Natural Products

The Microbiology Society. The Microbiology Society is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology. It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.

StrepDB. The Streptomyces genome database.

antiSMASH - The antibiotics & Secondary Metabolite Analysis SHell. Useful tool for detecting secondary metabolite gene cluster in compolete or draft genome sequences.

The Genome Analysis Centre. A research institute focused on the application of state of the art genomics and bioinformatics to advance plant, animal and microbial research to promote a sustainable bioeconomy.

Leafcutter ants

Our leafcutter ant research website at UEA - great resource for hobbyists, researchers and professional exhibitors.

Ant Store - a place to purchase anything ant related