Professor Paul Hoskisson

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Laboratory webpage is here http://paulhoskisson.weebly.com

Research in my group is focussed on the synthesis of antibiotics and the evolution of bacterial pathogens, using a range of techniques from molecular biology and biochemistry through to mathematical modelling and image analysis. The bacterial genus Streptomyces is the main focus of work in my Research Group due to its industrial importance, being responsible for producing around two thirds of all commercially important antibiotics as well as numerous anti-fungal, anti-helminthic and anti-cancer drugs. 

We also have an interest in evolution of metabolism, evolution of bacterial pathogens, genomics of actinobacteria and the exploitation of amphibian proteins for biotechnology. 

We use a range of techniques to study the biology of actinobacteria including molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, genomics, microscopy, physiology, advanced spectroscopy, mathematical modeling and bioinformatics.

I 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.

I am a member of the Microbiology Society, the American Society of Microbiology, the Biochemical Society, The Royal Society of Biology and British Herpetological Society.

I am a managing editor for Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of Microbiology, and sit on the editorial board for Microbial Genomics, Frontiers in Antimicrobials, resistance and chemotherapy, Frontiers in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism, Frontiers in Synthetic Biology and Metabolism and Nature Scientific Data and Nature Scientific Reports.I am a former Editor in Chief of Microbiology Today.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am interested in the use of Social media for communication of science and you can follow on Twitter @paulhoskisson

Publications

Development of a needle shaped microelectrode for electrochemical detection of the sepsis biomarker interleukin-6 (IL-6) in real time
Russell Christopher, Ward Andrew C, Vezza Vincent James, Hoskisson Paul, Alcorn David, Steenson D Paul, Corrigan Damion K
Biosensors and Bioelectronics Vol 126, pp. 806-814 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2018.11.053
The lipid environment determines the activity of the Escherichia coli ammonium transporter AmtB
Dias Mirandela Gaëtan, Tamburrino Giulia, Hoskisson Paul A, Zachariae Ulrich, Javelle Arnaud
FASEB Journal Vol 33, pp. 1989-1999 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201800782R
Applying the mesolens to microbiology : visualising biofilm architecture and substructure
Rooney Liam M, McCann Lee, Hoskisson Paul A, McConnell Gail
ELMI 2018 (2018)
Applying the Mesolens to microbiology : investigating the structural organisation of bacterial biofilms
Rooney Liam M, McCann Lee, Hoskisson Paul A, McConnell Gail
RMS Frontiers in Bioimaging 2018 (2018)
Merging in-solution X-ray and neutron scattering data allows fine structural analysis of membrane-protein detergent complexes
Dias Mirandela Gaëtan, Tamburrino Giulia, Ivanović Miloš T, Strnad Felix M, Byron Olwyn, Rasmussen Tim, Hoskisson Paul A, Hub Jochen S, Zachariae Ulrich, Gabel Frank, Javelle Arnaud
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Vol 9, pp. 3910–3914 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01598
Gene exchange drives the ecological success of a multi-host bacterial pathogen
Richardson Emily J, Bacigalupe Rodrigo, Harrison Ewan M, Weinert Lucy A, Lycett Samantha, Vrieling Manouk, Robb Kirsty, Hoskisson Paul A, Holden Matthew TG, Feil Edward J, Patterson Gavin K, Tong Steven YC, Shittu Adebayo, van Wamel Willen, Aanensen David M, Parkhill Julian, Peacock Sharon J, Corander Jukka, Holmes Mark, Fitzgerald J Ross
Nature Ecology & Evolution, pp. 1-43 (2018)

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Professional activities

Applying the Mesolens to Microbiology; Visualising Biofilm Architecture and Substructure
Contributor
13/4/2018
Generating metabolic robustness for antibiotic biosynthesis though the expansion of primary metabolism in Streptomyces
Speaker
5/3/2018
Generating metabolic robustness for antibiotic biosynthesis though the expansion of primary metabolism in Streptomyces
Speaker
18/9/2017
Generating metabolic robustness for antibiotic biosynthesis though the expansion of primary metabolism in Streptomyces
Speaker
14/9/2017
Small Talk: Communicating microbiology in the digital age
Speaker
1/9/2017
Royal Society of Biology (External organisation)
Advisor
1/6/2017

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Projects

Combatting antimicrobial resistance through new software for Natural Products Discovery (Tools and Resources Development Fund)
Duncan, Katherine (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2020
DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Murray, Jordan
McConnell, Gail (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Murray, Jordan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2018 | Foylan, Shannan
McConnell, Gail (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Foylan, Shannan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Genome sequencing and analysis of Streptomyces strains
Hoskisson, Paul (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2019
Fast-tracking Health Innovation for NHS Scotland. MRC Confidence in Concept / R180246-103
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Shu, Will (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2020
Can epistasis be exploited to understand industrial antibiotic production in Streptomyces
Hoskisson, Paul (Principal Investigator)
19-Jan-2018 - 22-Jan-2018

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Address

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing

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