Dr Nicholas Tucker

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

2009-Present, Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology, University of Strathclyde
2005-2009, Post-doctoral fellow, John Innes Centre, Norwich 
2002-2005 PhD. Molecular microbiology, University of East Anglia 
1999-2000 MSc. Human Molecular Genetics, Imperial College, London. 
1996-99 BSc. (Hons.) Biochemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.



Discovery, characterisation and in vivo activity of pyocin SD2, a protein antibiotic from Pseudomonas aeruginosa
McCaughey Laura C, Josts Inokentijs, Grinter Rhys, White Paul, Byron Olwyn, Tucker Nicholas P, Matthews Jacqueline M, Kleanthous Colin, Whitchurch Cynthia B, Walker Daniel
Biochemical Journal Vol 473, pp. 2345-2358 (2016)
Genes required for free phage production are essential for pseudomonas aeruginosa chronic lung infections
Lemieux Andrée-Ann, Jeukens Julie, Kukavica-Ibrulj Irena, Fothergill Joanne L, Boyle Brian, Laroche Jérôme, Tucker Nicholas P, Winstanley Craig, Levesque Roger C
Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol 213, pp. 395-402 (2016)
Clinical utilization of genomics data produced by the international Pseudomonas aeruginosa consortium
Freschi Luca, Jeukens Julie, Kukavica-Ibrulj Irena, Boyle Brian, Dupont Marie-Josée, Laroche Jérôme, Larose Stéphane, Maaroufi Halim, Fothergill Joanne L, Moores Matthew, Winsor Geoffrey L, Aaron Shawn D, Barbeau Jean, Bell Scott C, Burns Jane L, Camara Miguel, Cantin André, Charette Steve J, Dewar Ken, Déziel Éric, Grimwood Keith, Hancock Robert E W, Harrison Joe J, Heeb Stephan, Jelsbak Lars, Jia Baofeng, Kenna Dervla T, Kidd Timothy J, Klockgether Jens, Lam Joseph S, Lamont Iain L, Lewenza Shawn, Loman Nick, Malouin François, Manos Jim, McArthur Andrew G, McKeown Josie, Milot Julie, Naghra Hardeep, Nguyen Dao, Pereira Sheldon K, Perron Gabriel G, Pirnay Jean-Paul, Rainey Paul B, Rousseau Simon, Santos Pedro M, Stephenson Anne, Taylor Véronique, Turton Jane F, Waglechner Nicholas, Williams Paul, Thrane Sandra W, Wright Gerard D, Brinkman Fiona S L, Tucker Nicholas P, Tümmler Burkhard, Winstanley Craig, Levesque Roger C
Frontiers in Microbiology Vol 6 (2015)
Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of small colony variants and their role in chronic infection
Johns Benjamin E, Purdy Kevin J, Tucker Nicholas P, Maddocks Sarah E
Microbiology Insights Vol 8, pp. 15-23 (2015)
Revolutionizing prokaryotic systematics through next-generation sequencing
Sangal Vartul, Nieminen Leena, Tucker Nicholas P, Hoskisson Paul A
New Approaches to Prokaryotic Systematics (2014) (2014)
The differing biological fates of DNA minor groove-binding (MGB) antibiotics in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria
Nieminen Leena Kaija Linnea, Hunter Iain, Suckling Colin, Tucker Nicholas
International Congresses of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) (2014)

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Professional activities

BBSRC (Biotech & Biological Sciences Research Council) (External organisation)
Comparative genomics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
SULSA Symposium 2013
Member of programme committee
Pseudomonas 2013
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology (Journal)
Editorial board member
Advances in Biology (Journal)
Editorial board member

more professional activities


Exploiting Pseudomonas for the production of methacrylate for the plastics industry
Tucker, Nicholas (Principal Investigator) Duncan, Katherine (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
Research Excellence Award - Innovation in mass spectrometry to accelerate drug discovery - Castano Espriu, Laia
Duncan, Katherine (Principal Investigator) Tucker, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020
A comparative multi-omics platform for accelerated antibiotic drug discovery from ancient Polar bacteria
Duncan, Katherine (Principal Investigator) Tucker, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2018
Accelerating clinical introduction of novel antibacterial drugs
Tucker, Nicholas (Principal Investigator) Burley, Glenn (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
Transcriptomics-based strain interrogation. IBioIC Ingenza studentship
Tucker, Nicholas (Principal Investigator)
03-Jan-2016 - 02-Jan-2020
Lung infection monitor for chronic disease patients
Connolly, Patricia (Principal Investigator) Tucker, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 28-Jan-2019

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing

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