University of Bath – Partner University

For inquiries, please contact Dr Brian Jones:

Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Milner Center for Evolution

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Biofilm ecology and evolution
  2. Development of anti-biofilm drugs and novel biofilm disruptors
  3. Molecular mechanisms and regulation of biofilm formation
  4. Biofilm engineering for waste water treatment
  5. Engineering biofilms for bacteria-induced mineral precipitation
  6. The role of sRNAs in biofilm formation
  7. Genomics of biofilm forming strains
  8. Bacterial pathogenesis and medical device associated infection
  9. Crystalline biofilms
  10. Mechanisms of microbial adherence
  11. Development of biofilm models
  12. Biofilm detection and characterisation
  13. Biofouling and novel strategies for biofilm removal
  14. Biofilms in the food industry
  15. Infection responsive materials
  16. Human microbiome


  1. Microscopy and Analysis suite
  2. Milner Genomics Centre
  3. Cloud computing infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics
  4. Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility
  5. Models of biofilm formation


Dr Brian Jones
Dr Susanne Gebhard
Dr Emma Denham
Dr Andrew Preston
Prof Sam Sheppard
Dr Maisen Laabei
Prof Toby Jenkins
Dr Ana Lanham
Dr John Chew
Dr Michael Bird
Dr Albert Bolhuis

Department Link

Dept of Biology and Biochemistry
Dept of Chemistry
Dept of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Dept of Chemical Engineering
Milner Centre for Evolution
Milner Genomics Centre