Prof Peter Golyshin

Professor in Biology (Biotechnology)

Contact info

Role

Chair in Environmental Genomics,

Co-director, the Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB)

http://environmental-biotechnology.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en

 

 

Email

p.golyshin@bangor.ac.uk

Location

313.2, 2nd floor Thoday bldg

Phone

3629

Contact Info

Role

Chair in Environmental Genomics,

Co-director, the Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB)

http://environmental-biotechnology.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en

 

 

Email

p.golyshin@bangor.ac.uk

Location

313.2, 2nd floor Thoday bldg

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 from extremophiles and biodegradation of organic pollutants (including plastics) in the environment.

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

  • Centre of Environmental Biotechnology (CEB) ERDF/Welsh European Funding Organisaion-Bangor University co-funded, project ID:81280,  1.11.2017-31.10.2022, Co-Director, total grant £7.8 M. http://environmental-biotechnology.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en
  • NERC (Natural Environment Research Council UK) Grant Nr NE/S004548/1. Microbial hitch-hikers of marine plastics: the survival, persistence & ecology of microbial communities in the Plastisphere (PI ) 2019-2023, £599 000

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/
  • 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

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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