Professor Richard Titball
Professor of Molecular Microbiology


I am a bacteriologist with a strong interest in the molecular basis of bacterial pathogenicity. This information is exploited to devise improved vaccines and antibacterial therapies for disease in humans and animals. I am the academic leader of the Microbes and Disease research group and Head of Biosciences.


2001 DSc Prophylaxis of disease caused by bacterial pathogens of man, University of Plymouth UK
1980-1983 PhD Microbiology, Plymouth Polytechnic UK
1976-1979 BSc Biological Sciences, Plymouth Polytechnic UK


2005: Society for General Microbiology Colworth Prize Lectureship
2004 Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow
2003 Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
2003 Senior Research Fellow, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Porton Down
2002 Visiting Professor of Bacterial Pathogenesis, University of Plymouth
2002 Honorary Professor, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
1995 Individual Merit promotion to Grade 6 (IM)
1992 Head of Microbiology Department, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Porton Down
1983 Post Doctoral Researcher, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Porton Down
1983 PhD University of Plymouth
1979 University of Plymouth Biological Sciences prize

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