Dr 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


Disruption of key NADH-binding pocket residues of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis InhA affects DD-CoA binding ability
Shaw Daniel J., Robb Kirsty, Vetter Beatrice V., Tong Madeline, Molle Virginie, Hunt Neil T., Hoskisson Paul A.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)
The conserved actinobacterial two-component system MtrAB coordinates chloramphenicol production with sporulation in Streptomyces venezuelae NRRL B-65442
Som Nicholle F., Heine Daniel, Holmes Neil A., Munnoch John T., Chandra Govinda, Seipke Ryan F., Hoskisson Paul A., Wilkinson Barrie, Hutchings Matthew I.
Frontiers in Microbiology, (2017)
Draft genome sequence of root-associated sugarcane growth promoting Microbispora sp. GKU 823
Kruasuwan Worarat, Hoskisson Paul A., Thamchaipenet Arinthip
Genome Announcements, (2017)
Draft genome sequence of plant growth-promoting endophytic Streptomyces sp. GKU 895 isolated from the roots of sugarcane
Kruasuwan Worarat, Salih Talal Sabhan, Brozio Sarah, Hoskisson Paul A., Thamchaipenet Arinthip
Genome Announcements Vol 5, pp. 1-2, (2017)
Development and application of an eDNA method to detect the critically endangered trinidad golden tree frog (Phytotriades auratus) in bromeliad phytotelmata
Brozio Sarah, Manson Chloe, Gourevitch Eleanor, Burns Thomas J., Greener Mark S., Downie J. Roger, Hoskisson Paul A.
PLoS One Vol 12, (2017)
Growth rate control of flagellar assembly in Escherichia coli strain RP437
Sim Martin, Koirala Santosh, Picton David, Strahl Henrik, Hoskisson Paul A., Rao Christopher V., Gillespie Colin S., Aldridge Phillip D.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, pp. 1-11, (2017)

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Professional activities

Royal Society of Biology (External organisation)
BBSRC (Biotech & Biological Sciences Research Council) (External organisation)
Royal Society of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Scientific Data (Journal)
Society for General Microbiology
Society for General Microbiology

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Microfluidic manufacturing and development of a novel clostridium difficile oral vaccine | Forbes, Neil Liam Andrew
Perrie, Yvonne (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) Forbes, Neil Liam Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2019
Establishing an integrated biocatalytic Friedel-Crafts platform for the alkylation of aromatic small molecules | McKean, Iain
Burley, Glenn (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator) McKean, Iain (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2019
David Begg Studentship | Brozio, Sarah
Hoskisson, Paul (Principal Investigator) Brozio, Sarah (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Apr-2018
Assessing the biotechnological potential of Antarctic and sub Arctic sediment cores (MASTS funding)
Duncan, Katherine (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
Period 05-Dec-2016 - 11-Aug-2017
Development of Streptomyces strains to use sustainable feedstocks in fermentations
Hoskisson, Paul (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 31-Mar-2020
Development of Stable Streptomyces clavuligeris strains for improved clavalunic acid production
Herron, Paul (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 31-Mar-2020

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