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Professor Don Kelly

Job Title
Visiting Academic
Life Sciences
Research Interests

Research interests: Biochemistry of chemolithotrophic sulfur bacteria and of methylotrophic bacteria; phylogeny and classification of sulfur bacteria and methylotrophs; origins and causes of the obligately autotrophic mode of metabolism; phylogeny, taxonomy and discrimination between species of Mycoplasma.
Organisms of interest: Thiobacillus spp., Starkeya spp., Halothiobacillus spp., Acidithiobacillus spp., Thermithiobacillus spp., Hyphomicrobium spp., Arthrobacter spp., Mycoplasma spp., Thiomonas spp., Paracoccus versutus A2, Hyphomicrobium sulfonivorans, Paracoccus pantotrophus, Thiobacillus denitrificans.


B.Sc (Special) Botany (University College London, UK), 1961
Ph.D "Energy metabolism of the chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, Thiobacillus" (University College London, UK), 1965
D.Sc for work in the field of Microbiology: Physiology & Biochemistry of autotrophic bacteria (London), 1973
FIBiol, CBiol, 1977, 2008
FLS, 2008
FSB, 2010
FRSB, 2015
2001 - present. Emeritus Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
1998 - 2001. Research Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
1998. Study leave (Warwick, London)
1995 - 1997. Director of Graduate Studies (c. 220 Ph.D, M.Sc & M.A students), Institute of Education (Faculty of Social Sciences)
1993 - 1995. Chairman of Department of Science Education. (Faculty of Educational Studies)
1990 - 1993. Secondment to NERC as Director of Higher Education (PhD, MSc studentship and NERC fellowship awards, research grants, NERC University Support Policy).
1986. Amalgamation with Department of Biological Sciences as the Environmental Microbiology Group.
1976 - 1985. Chairman of the Department of Environmental Sciences.
1974. Foundation Professor of Environmental Sciences.