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Personal Statement

Laboratory webpage is here http://paulhoskisson.weebly.com

Research in my group is focussed on the synthesis of antibiotics and the evolution of bacterial pathogens, using a range of techniques from molecular biology and biochemistry through to mathematical modelling and image analysis. The bacterial genus Streptomyces is the main focus of work in my Research Group due to its industrial importance, being responsible for producing around two thirds of all commercially important antibiotics as well as numerous anti-fungal, anti-helminthic and anti-cancer drugs. 

We also have an interest in evolution of metabolism, evolution of bacterial pathogens, genomics of actinobacteria and the exploitation of amphibian proteins for biotechnology. 

We use a range of techniques to study the biology of actinobacteria including molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, genomics, microscopy, physiology, advanced spectroscopy, mathematical modeling and bioinformatics.

I was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland in 2014 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) in 2016.

I am a member of the Microbiology Society, the American Society of Microbiology, the Biochemical Society, The Royal Society of Biology and British Herpetological Society.

I am a managing editor for Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of Microbiology, and sit on the editorial board for Microbial Genomics, Frontiers in Antimicrobials, resistance and chemotherapy, Frontiers in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism, Frontiers in Synthetic Biology and Metabolism and Nature Scientific Data and Nature Scientific Reports.I am a former Editor in Chief of Microbiology Today.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am interested in the use of Social media for communication of science and you can follow on Twitter @paulhoskisson


  • Microbiology; biochemistry; molecular biology; Streptomyces; Corynebacterium

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Projects 2011 2023

Research Output 2004 2019

Antibiotic Susceptibility Test

Corrigan, D. & Hoskisson, P., Sep 2019, Patent No. GB1913035.0 , 10 Sep 2019

Research output: Patent

Anti-Bacterial Agents
1 Downloads (Pure)

Awakening ancient polar actinobacteria: diversity, evolution and specialized metabolite potential

Millán-Aguiñaga, N., Soldatou, S., Brozio, S., Munnoch, J. T., Howe, J., Hoskisson, P. A. & Duncan, K. R., 8 Oct 2019, In : Microbiology. 165, 11, p. 1169-1180 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Data for: "S‐adenosyl methionine cofactor modifications enhance the biocatalytic repertoire of small molecule C‐alkylation"

McKean, I. (Creator), Burley, G. (Creator), Sadler, J. C. (Creator), Hoskisson, P. (Creator), Humphreys, L. D. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 5 Nov 2019



A comparative and phylogenetic analysis of the genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Author: Stewart, L., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Tucker, N. (Supervisor) & Hoskisson, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Aerodynamic engineering of a pulmonary prime-pull vaccine against Tuberculosis

Author: Roces Rodriguez, C. B., 1 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Perrie, Y. (Supervisor) & Hoskisson, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2006 2019

Meet the Researcher- MRS 2019

Zahra Rattray (Advisor), Margaret Rose Cunningham (Advisor), Felicity Elspeth Lumb (Contributor), Nooa Habeeb (Contributor), Ben Veerman (Contributor), Natalie Mcfadyen Weir (Contributor), Scott Davidson (Contributor), David Scott (Contributor), Paul Hoskisson (Speaker)
27 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Applying the Mesolens to Microbiology; Visualising Biofilm Architecture and Substructure

Liam Rooney (Speaker), Lee McCann (Contributor), Paul Hoskisson (Contributor), Gail McConnell (Contributor)
13 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk