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Biography

I am a practical microbiologist with over 25 years experience working at the interface between research and industry. I have two independent research themes: firstly Environmental Microbiology and secondly Disinfection and Infection Control.

In the case of Environmental Microbiology I have a longstanding profile as a national and international expert in gas generation, anaerobic microbiology and the microbiology of radioactive waste disposal facilities. Much of my current research is focused on the anaerobic microbiology of extreme environments particularly hyper alkaline industrial sites employing both moelcular analysis of the associated populations and the isolation of the novel microbes present. 

In the case of disinfection and infection control I manage the industry focussed Hygiene and Disinfection laboratory which has assisted a wide range of companies to take their infection control technologies from the lab bench to the marketplace. The laboratory performs a wide range of both bespoke and standard test within a QA regime consistent with EN17025. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Biodegradation 
  • Gas generation (CH4, H2 etc)
  • Corrosion
  • Molecualr microbiology 
  • Anaerobic degradation of pollutants and polymers
  • Development and testing of bactericidal sporicidal and fungacidal products for medical/industrial/domestic markets 

 

Research Degree Supervision

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PhD Studentships in Materials Science 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Waste Disposal
  • Biocidal Products
  • Polymeric Organic Materials
  • Anaerobic Microbiology

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Projects 2011 2017

The Post-Disposal Behaviour of C-14 and Irradiated Graphite

Humphreys, P., Cooke, D., Bond, G., Heard, P., Bligh Scott, T. & Eccles, H.

1/11/1131/10/15

Project: Research

Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes

Humphreys, P. & Mayes, W. M.

31/08/1430/08/17

Project: Research

Research Output 2000 2019

Radioactive Waste
Radioactive wastes
repository
radioactive waste
Uncertainty

Genomic Insights Into A Novel, Alkalitolerant Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria, Azonexus sp. Strain ZS02.

Salah, Z., Charles, C., Humphreys, P., Laws, A. & Rout, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Genomics. 7, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bacteria
Nitrogen
Genes
Antiporters
Genome Size

In-Situ Biofilm Formation in Hyper Alkaline Environments

Charles, C., Rout, S., Wormald, R., Laws, A., Jackson, B. R., Boxall, S. A. & Humphreys, P., 28 May 2019, In : Geomicrobiology Journal. 36, 5, p. 405-411 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alkaline environment
Biofilms
biofilm
Sugars
Proteobacteria
2 Citations (Scopus)
Lactobacillus fermentum
Glucans
Molecular mass
Blood Cells
Blood

Isolation and characterization of a novel exopolysaccharide secreted by Lactobacillus mucosae VG1.

Fagunwa, O., Ahmed, H., Sadiq, S., Humphreys, P., Mclay, N. & Laws, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Carbohydrate Research. 484, 8 p., 107781.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lactobacillus
Mucous Membrane
Vegetarian Diet
Size exclusion chromatography
Molecular mass

Press / Media

Kombucha: Can the Fermented Drink Compete with Beer at the Bar?

Paul Humphreys

11/10/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment