John has made an enormous impact on our ability to screen novel metal-based antibiotics and investigate their mechanism of action. With his help, we have discovered some highly potent compounds. Moreover, he has contributed significantly to the excellent interdisciplinary training of one of my PhD students who has just submitted his thesis – work which will lead to a good joint publication.”
Peter J. Sadler MA DPhil(Oxon) CSci CChem FRSC FRSE FRS
Professorial Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
We were looking for a facility to test the activities of a family of compounds, and we are very happy that we found the Warwick Antimicrobial Screening Facility. John was available to help us from day one, often answering questions and emails outside his working hours even during vacation. We are very happy with the professional and efficient service provided by John and his colleagues.
Professor Mingdi Yan
Department of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Lowell
“John and the AMR Screening Facility have provided us with an extremely professional service and very quick turnaround times. We tested natural products isolated from Streptomyces bacteria but also culture extracts. We have been extremely satisfied with the quality of the data and with the complete reports provided. We are now looking forward to using the facility to investigate synergistic activity of Streptomyces natural products.”
Dr Christophe Corre
Associate Professor in Synthetic Biology
School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
“John has been providing me with a reliable service for the screening of the antimicrobial activity of natural product compounds. He has helped me testing samples that we generated through microbial engineering of filamentous soil bacteria, offering an excellent and quick screening service. John has always been happy to help us interpret the results of our screenings, showing an incredible drive and enthusiasm.”
Dr Fabrizio Alberti
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
"The accredited and highly efficient antimicrobial testing facility provided by John Moat has been a tremendous boost to our research on novel, and highly unusual, antibacterial Helicates created by Prof. Scott here at Warwick. The facility has allowed the collaboration between my group at the Medical School and Prof. Scott’s in Chemistry run very smoothly. John’s application of strict industry Standard protocols has given us the confidence we need to move forward to publication, and we are now preparing a paper to submit to Nature, which will include his data".
Dr. Nick. R. Waterfield (PhD).
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
"John’s appointment at Warwick and the establishment of the screening facility opened this kind of work up to a range of non-expert research groups such as mine. John is interactive and has an accessible and highly collaborative approach, suggesting and designing experiments for us. The results come in fast and we have great confidence in them".
Professor Peter Scott FRSC CChem
Director, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor of Chemistry, Royal Society Industry Fellow
“John has run many MIC tests for me with a variety of challenging samples against a range of bacteria. I found him incredibly helpful in planning experiments, he also went out of his way to give the quickest turn-around time possible.”
Andrew Lunn PhD Student MSc, MPharm
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
"As a microbial ecologist and phage biologist John Moat has provided me with a reliable, fast and professional service for testing the anitmicrobial properties of my phage and their interactions. He was able to discuss results with me and has a fantastic understanding of pathogenic bacteria and antimicrobials. This is a fantastic resource that I am keen to use again in the future".
Dr Eleanor Jameson
WISB Research Career Development Fellow
"John has been invaluable in helping my group investigate the antibacterial activities of natural product cocktails. We are investigating historical infection remedies and the expertise and support on offer has helped us start the search for active compounds within our preparations."
Dr Freya Harrison
School of Life Sciences University of Warwick