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Nigel Brown

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh.

Research experience in bacterial molecular genetics and molecular biology with >150 publications.

Former academic leadership of School of Biological Science and School of Chemistry in Russell Group University, then Director of Science and Technology of main UK funder of non-medical biosciences, responsible for developing and implementing scientific strategy.

Former member of top management team of a world Top 20 University.

Experience of Trusteeship and Directorship of research institutes and learned societies..

Member of national and international science advisory committees

Specialities: environmental microbiology; molecular biology; academic and public science strategy; science review; science consultancy; public engagement in science; government-academic liaison 

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See also: Company Microbiology Society - Membership charity for scientists interested in microbes.

Details last updated 11-Feb-2021

Nigel Brown News

Antibiotic switching ‘evades bacterial resistance’

BBC - 09-Apr-2015

Research suggested that new way to combat drug resistance could be switching between two antibiot...