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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

Resource Recovery and Remediation of Alkaline Wastes

Humphreys, P. & Mayes, W. M.

31/08/1430/08/17

Project: Research

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

Research Output

Structural characterisation of two medium molecular mass exopolysaccharides produced by the bacterium Lactobacillus fermentum Lf2

Ahmed, H., Ransom-Jones, E., Sadiq, S., Vitlic, A., Mclay, N., Rojas, M., Ale, E. C., Binetti, A. G., Collett, A., Humphreys, P. & Laws, A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Carbohydrate Research. 488, 7 p., 107909.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 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

    Open Access
    File
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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    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