Matt Hutchings is currently Professor of Molecular Microbiology at UEA but will move to a Group Leader position at the John Innes Centre on August 1st 2020.


Dr. Nicolle Som is a BBSRC-funded postdoc working on the role of the MtrAB two-component system in Streptomyces bacteria.


Katie Noble is a BBSRC-funded PhD student working on the regulation of formicamycin biosynthesis.


Jake Newitt is a BBSRC-funded PhD student studying the role of nitric oxide during Streptomyces colonisation of wheat roots.


Lucas Balis is a BBSRC-funded PhD student studying the role of nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in Streptomyces bacteria. Co-supervised by Prof Nick Le Brun.


Beth Sherman will start her BBSRC-funded PhD studentship in our lab in Oxctober 2020 working on the interactions between Streptomyces bacteria and cereal crops.


Here is a list of all the talented young scientists that have worked here and moved on

Dr. Rebecca Devine is a BBSRC-funded postdoc using CRISPR/Cas9 to discover new antibiotics from Streptomyces formicae. Co-supervised by Prof Barrie Wilkinson.


Dr. Sarah Worsley is a NERC-funded postdoc working on the Seychelles warbler microbiome with Prof Dave Richardson at UEA.


Sam Prudence is a NERC-funded PhD student working on the wheat root microbiome and the role of type VII secretion in Streptomyces-plant root interactions. In collaboration with Prof Tracy Palmer


Tom McLean is a BBSRC-funded PhD student studying two-component signalling in Streptomyces venezuelae. Co-supervised by Prof Barrie Wilkinson.


Jacob Hamilton is a BBSRC-funded PhD student genome mining ant associated strains for new antibiotics. Co-supervised by Prof Barrie Wilkinson.