Prof Peter Golyshin

Professor in Biology (Biotechnology)

Contact info

Role

Chair in Environmental Genomics

Email

p.golyshin@bangor.ac.uk

Location

Room 202, ECW second floor

Phone

3629

Contact Info

Role

Chair in Environmental Genomics

Email

p.golyshin@bangor.ac.uk

Location

Room 202, ECW second floor

Phone

3629

Overview

Prof Peter Golyshin is interested in the environmental genomics of microorganisms. He performed the first omics-based studies in marine obligate hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria that play a key role in marine oil degradation worldwide. He pioneered activity-based metagenomic enzyme discovery in cow rumen, earthworm gut and deep-sea environments.  His other significant achievements include the determination of the chaperonin-based cold adaptation in E. coli and Oleispira. His lab has isolated and described >10 microbial taxa at the level of the genus and above and performed culture-independent analysis of  deeply branching microbial phyla from extreme habitats. His current activities focus on mining (meta)genomes for enzymes of industrial relevance.

Profile in Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?sortby=pubdate&hl=en&user=zc7Da-AAAAAJ&view_op=list_works

Profile in ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5433-0350

 

Current projects

  • NERC (joint with Davey Jones, SENR), Characterisation of the nature, origins and ecological significance of dissolved organic matter in freshwater ecosystems, Apr 1, 2014-May 31, 2017, £440.000 http://www.nerc-domaine.uk/
  • SynbiCITE: Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) in Synthetic Biology, co-funded by EPSRC (EP/L011573/1), 2013-2018 http://www.synbicite.com
  • Innovate UK-BBSRC Grant  No. 101911 Biotechnology for Antiweeds (BaW) (PG with Dr Slava Tverezovskiy  (BioComposites) 1.09.2014-31.08.2017, £498.000.
  • ERA-Net IB2-BBSRC [14-ERA IB] Grant Nr BB/M029085/1. A metagenomic collection of novel and highly efficient biocatalysts for industrial biotechnology (MetaCat) PI, 1.03.2015-28.02.2018, £340.000
  • EU Horizon 2020 (Contract Nr 634486) Industrial applications of marine enzymes: Innovative screening and expression platforms to discover and use the functional protein diversity from the sea (INMARE) Co-ordinator, 01.04.2015-31.03.2019, €6,000,000 http://inmare.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en
  • ERDF/WEFO-Bangor University co-funded Centre of Environmental Biotechnology (CEB) 01.11.2017-31.12.2022 Directors, Profs P Golyshin and B Paizs, £7.6 M

Past projects

  • EU FP7. KBBE-226977 Marine Metagenomics for new Biotechnological Applications (MAMBA) 2009-2013. Coordinator, total 2.9 Mio EUR http://mamba.bangor.ac.uk Associated with a Partner Project BEEM (CAD 10M) http://www.beem.utoronto.ca/
  • EU FP7 KBBE-245226 Molecular Approaches and MetaGenomic Investigations for optimizing Clean-up of PAH-contaminated sites (MAGIC PAH) 2010-2014. €305.000 http://www.magicpah.org/
  • EU FP7 KBBE-266473 Unravelling and exploiting Mediterranean Sea microbial diversity and ecology for xenobiotics’ and pollutants’ clean up (ULIXES) 2011-2014. €300.000 http://www.ulixes.unimi.it/
  • Royal Society UK (2013 Russia (RFBR) cost share) Mining novel enzymes from new thermophilic microorganisms from subsurface,Sep 1, 2013-Aug 31, 2015, £12.000
  • Royal Society (RS-DFID Africa Network Grants) Assessment of water quality indices of some recreational surface waters in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa as a tool for capacity development in the impoverished Province,  Sep 1, 2013-Aug 31, 2014, £ 25.000
  • EU FP7 (OCEAN.2011-2 287589) Marine Microorganisms: Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (MICROB3) 2012-2016. €300.000 http://microb3.eu/
  • EU FP7 Integrated Biotechnological Solutions for Combating Marine Oil Spills (Kill-Spill) 2013-2016, €312.000 http://www.killspill.eu/

Offices held

Committees:

  • SBS Board of Studies
  • SBS Research Committee

Groups:

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1991 - PhD (1987 - 1990)
  • MSc , Diploma with Distiction (1982 - 1987)
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