Dr. Joseph Christie-Oleza
Principal Investigator
Dr Mar Aguilo-Ferretjans
Senior research technician

Mar is working on the Spanish-funded project polyDEmar.  As well as characterising plastic biodegradation, she is looking into marine interactions between phototrophs and heterotrophs, maintaining the lab's culture collections amongst many other tasks! 

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Theo Obrador Viel
PhD student

Theo is working on the mechanistics of microbial plastic biodegradation, investigating new isolates and new enzymes obtained from different environments. Funded with an FPU scholarship (Spanish funding).

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Dr Vinko Zadjelovic-Varas
Postdoc

Vinko is working as the PDRA on the PlasticVectors project funded by NERC, investigating the microbiomes  of plastics.

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Craig Dedman
PhD student

Craig is investigating the ecotoxicological impacts of nanomaterials upon marine microbes. Funded by NERC (CENTA student).

Mira Latva
PhD student

Mira is looking into the interactions between marine microbes and microplastic particles. Funded by BBSRC (MIBTP student).

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James Kerr
PhD student

James is studying nutrient cycling in marine phototroph-heterotroph systems. Funded by BBSRC (MIBTP student).

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