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Professor Paul Dyson

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295667

Email address

Academic Office - 532
Fifth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Dyson is a molecular microbiologist who leads a research group focussing on exploiting useful bacteria for medicine and biotechnology.  

Professor Dyson graduated with a BSc from the University of East Anglia, a PhD from Glasgow University and DSc from Swansea University. His research career included periods in Canada, Germany and France. 

His research has led to 4 patents covering areas such as antibiotic-producing soil bacteria, using symbiotic bacteria to silence gene expression in insects, and exploiting tumour-targeting bacteria for both early detection of cancer and delivery of therapeutics. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Genetics
  • Antibiotic-producing Streptomyces bacteria
  • Gene manipulation of bacteria
  • RNA interference in insect vectors of disease
  • Tumour-targeting bacteria
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Transposons in bacteria

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Dyson contributes to the Genetics and Biochemistry degree schemes. He teaches and co-ordinates a final year module on Animal Development, and contributes to modules on Molecular Microbiology, Human Genetics and Biotechnology. He is an academic mentor for under- and post-graduate students and supervises several undergraduate and masters research projects each year.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations