Prof James McDonald

Professor in Biology (Biotechnology)

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James McDonald is a microbiologist and Senior Lecturer at Bangor University.

Current research themes include microbiome analysis of biomass-degrading microorganisms for biofuels and biotechnology, high-throughput methods for the detection of human pathogens in aquatic environments, and microbiome analysis of the complex tree disease, Acute Oak Decline.

His group applies a combination of microbiological culture techniques and contemporary ‘omics’ technologies (e.g. genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics) to address these research themes.

Location: F6 Memorial Building

Tel: +44 (0)1248 383492

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  1. 2019
  2. Understanding the Role of Wastewater in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

    Author: Bashawri, Y. M., 30 Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Williams, P. (Supervisor), Chigor, V. N. (External person) (Supervisor), McDonald, J. (Supervisor), Williams, M. (External person) (Supervisor) & Jones, D. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy

  3. 2016
  4. Genomic analysis of bacterial species associated with Acute Oak Decline

    Author: Doonan, J., Jan 2016

    Supervisor: McDonald, J. (Supervisor) & Golyshin, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy

  5. 2015
  6. The role of estuarine sediments as a reservoir for pathogenic microorganisms

    Author: Perkins, T., Jan 2015

    Supervisor: McDonald, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy

  7. 2014
  8. Ecology of Fibrobacter spp. in cellulose-degrading microbial communities

    Author: Ransom-Jones, E., Jan 2014

    Supervisor: McDonald, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy