Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
George Salmond is Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. His research team works on multiple aspects of molecular microbiology, including the regulation and biosynthesis of antibiotics, quorum sensing and synthetic biology. His research interests also include bacteriophages, Toxin-Antitoxin systems and virulence in bacterial pathogens of plants and animals.
George studied his BSc at Strathclyde University and his PhD at Warwick University, before undertaking postdoctoral research at Edinburgh University. He held positions at University of Kent and Warwick University, before joining Cambridge in 1996. He was also Senior Ciba-Geigy Fellow at CNRS in Marseille, France, and a Celgene Sabbatical Fellow with Celgene Corporation in the USA. He has held positions on multiple Learned Societies, science advisory councils and journal editorial boards, and is a former President of The British Society for Plant Pathology.