Professor Richard Titball
Professor of Molecular Microbiology

External responsibilities

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow

Committee/panel activities

2008 Chairperson, NiH Special Emphasis Panel Grant Review Committee. Apr 9th 2008.
2008 Member of the Society for General Microbiology Review of DEFRA Bovine  Tuberculosis Research in the United Kingdom.
2009 Member of the Government Office of Science, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and  Nuclear Research and Development Expert Review Panel.
2010 US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Stakeholder Panel for Agent Detection Assays (SPADA), Burkholderia Working Group.
2010 Academic Expert at Dstl Chemical and Biological (CB) attribution workshop. Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, 21st Oct 2010.
2011 Panel member; NiH Special Emphasis Panel for “Host-pathogen” interactions. 24th March 2011.
2012 BBSRC-DSTL-EPSRC-MRC Joint Synthetic Biology Initiative Panel meeting. 8-9th Feb 2012
2013  Panel member; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Special Emphasis Panel "OMICS" Technologies for Predictive Modeling of Infectious Diseases (U19)" 25th – 27th Feb 2012. Washington, USA

Editorial responsibilities

Editorial Board, Animal Health Research Reviews; 1999 to present

Senior Editor, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2007 to present

Editorial Board, Vaccine; 2010 to preset

Invited lectures

Invited conference presentations

2008    Vaccines against intracellular pathogens. Presented at The Society for Medicines Research meeting on Biotherapeutics. 6th March 2008, NHLI, London
2008 Burkholderia pseudomallei. Presented at the Bristol Microbiology Forum on Host-Pathogen Interactions. 16th Sep 2008, Bristol
2009 Gas gangrene. Presented at the Society for General Microbiology, spring meeting, 30th March - 2nd April 2009. Harrogate.
2009  Bacterial-mediated civilian and military threats. 3rd Annual Plymouth CBRN symposium 2009. 27th November 2009, Derriford Hospital Plymouth.
2009  Signalling pathways activated by Clostridium perfringens alpha-toxin. Presented at the 17th meeting of the French Society of Toxinology. Paris, 2nd-3rd Dec 2009.
2010  Zoonotic pathogens and biological weapons. Presented at the Royal Society of Medicine meeting “Zoonoses from Wildlife to Warfare”. London, 2nd Feb 2010.
2010  A vaccine for melioidosis. Presented at “Controlling Infectious Disease in the 21st Century”. Galveston, USA 26th-28th Feb 2010.
2010   “A vaccine for Melioidosis”. Presented at ”An integrated approach to research in infectious diseases” University of Birmingham, 15th April 2010
2010  “Melioidosis vaccines; will they work and who will use them ?” Presented at ”VIth World Melioidosis Congress”. Townsville, Australia 30th Nov- 3rd Dec 2010.
2010 “Persister Cells and Persistent Melioidosis”. Presented at ”CMDL Symposium: High Throughput Approaches in Infection and Immunity. Hua Hin, Thailand, 7-8th Dec 2010.
2010 “Old and new toxins from Clostridium perfringens” Presented at ClostNet, The Conference. Nottingham 15th-16th Dec 2010.
2011   “Clostridium perfringens: new toxins from an old pathogen”. Presented at the Society for General Microbiology Autumn Conference, York 5-7th Sep 2011.
2011  “Bug manipulation –getting the worst out of your work”. 5th Annual Plymouth CBRN symposium 2011. 25th November 2011, Derriford Hospital Plymouth.
2012  “Old and New Toxins from Clostridium perfringens”. Presented at the All Wales and South West Microbiology forum, 13th-14th Sep 2012, Swansea.
2012  “Multicomponent Melioidosis Vaccines”. Centre for Research and Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories 2012 Conference: From Genomics to Vaccine Development Research. 25-27th October 2012 Khon Kaen, Thailand.
2012  Vaccines against chronic melioidosis. Presented at the US FDA Public Workshop on Burkholderia 29th-30th Nov 2012, Washington, USA.
2013  Nanoparticle vaccines for melioidosis and glanders. Presented at the 11th American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Disease Research Meeting. 25th – 27th Feb 2013, Washington, USA.


Media Coverage

UK Science Media Centre Expert

Workshops/Conferences organised

2008   Organising Committee of the 6th International meeting on the Molecular Genetics and Pathogenesis of the Clostridia, Rome, Oct 19th-22nd, 2009.
2008 Organiser of Clostridium perfringens Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Control and  Prevention, 1-4th December 2008, The Grand Hotel, Devon, UK.
2009  International Advisory Committee of the VIth World Melioidosis Congress,Townsville, Australia 2010.
2009 Chairperson of the Organising Committee for the 2nd South West and South Wales Regional Microbiology Forum, Exeter, 24th Sep 2009.
2010  Organising Committee of “Controlling Infectious Disease in the 21st Century”. Galveston, USA 26th-28th Feb  2010.
2010   Organizing committee, 7th International meeting on the Molecular Genetics and Pathogenesis of the Clostridia, Ames, IA October 25-29, 2011
2013    Scientific Committee and International Advisory Committe of the VIIth World  Melioidosis Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013.

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