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Dr Glyn Barrett – University of Reading

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Dr Glyn Barrett

Dr Glyn Barrett
Job Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Glyn Barrett



  • Teaching Fellow in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Co-ordinating and delivering teaching programmes within the School of Biological Sciences
  • Module Convenor for:
    • Marine Biology & Conservation
    • Microbiology Field Course
    • Mechanisms of Microbial Function
  • PhD supervisor (7 current PhD students)

Areas of Interest

  • Funding from BBSRC and NERC with CASE sponsorship
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Disease Transmission in Forest Ecosystems
  • Echinoderm Ecology and Physiology
  • Bioprospecting and Biocontrol
  • Synthesis of Novel Peptides for use as Antimicrobial Agents

Member of the Microbiology Research Group


  • Part 1 - Introductory Microbiology; Bacteriology & Virology; Zoology Field Course
  • Part 2 - Infectious Diseases; Invertebrate Zoology; Marine Biology & Conservation
  • Part 3 - Mechanisms for Microbial function; Research Project Supervisor

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • Lead Academic Educator of the Open Online Course (OOC) Small & Mighty: Introduction to Microbiology available on the FutureLearn platform
  • Analysis of the microbial ecology of computer keyboards
  • Contributor to Cheltenham Science Festival

Esteem Factors

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • North Middlesex Hospital on a trial for a UV keyboard-sanitising lamp that was tested in hospital wards, also Hypotech, Genus Pharma and Bartletts Tree Experts

National Collaborators

  • Prof Dawn Arnold, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Dr Richard Broughton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Dr Tim Mauchline, Rothamsted Research, Wallingford
  • Dr James McCullagh, University of Oxford
  • Dr Gail Preston, University of Oxford
  • Dr Karsten Schönrogge, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford
  • Dr Malte Storm, Diamond Light Source, Didcot
  • Dr David Studholme, University of Exeter

International Collaborators

  • Dr Erika Cuellar, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Dr Klaus Stiefel, Silliman University, Philippines
  • Prof Jesus Murillo, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
  • Dr Mark Silby, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Prof Oddur Vilhelmsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland

Research groups / Centres


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