Paul Hoskisson is the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Engineering biology at the University of Strathclyde. Paul completed his first degree at Liverpool John Moores University in 1997 in Applied Microbiology, before a short period in the industry developing Influenza vaccines. He completed his PhD in 2001, studying gentamicin production by the Actinobacterium, Micromonospora. Post-doctoral work at the John Innes Centre (Norwich) and University of Aberdeen – working on various aspects of Streptomyces biology was followed by a move to the University of Strathclyde in 2007. The research in Paul’s laboratory is focused on strain improvement and the evolution of antibiotic production by Streptomyces bacteria.
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Paul was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2021, he 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. He is Chair of Publications Panel and Co-Chair of the Building Communities Committee at the Microbiology Society and a core member of the BBSRC Research Committee D - molecules, Cells and Industrial Biotechnology.
Paul is a member of the Microbiology Society, the American Society of Microbiology, the Biochemical Society, The Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Chemistry and British Herpetological Society. He is a managing editor for Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of Microbiology, and sits on the editorial board for Microbial Genomics, and is a former Editor in Chief of Microbiology Today.