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Dr Sara Burton

Dr Sara Burton

Senior Lecturer

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 Biocatalysis Centre BC2.1

 

Biocatalysis Centre, University of Exeter, The Henry Wellcome Building for Biocatalysis, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD , UK

Overview

Qualifications

Senior fellow of Higher Education Academy
BSc(Hons)
PhD

Research group links

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental bacteriology
  • Biofilms

Grants/Funding

STERIS Ltd £123K for ENBL Ltd

SGM vacation studentships 2005-2009 funding for summer vacation studentships

Diving diseases research centre hyperbaric medicine microbiology research 2009 £2.4K

University of Exeter Annual Fund 2009 £4.3K

University of Exeter Annual Fund 2012 £5K

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Lappin-Scott H, Burton S, Stoodley P (2014). Revealing a world of biofilms — the pioneering research of Bill Costerton. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 12(11), 781-787.
Smith AM, Sharma D, Lappin-Scott H, Burton S, Huber DH (2013). Microbial community structure of a pilot-scale thermophilic anaerobic digester treating poultry litter. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(5), 2321-2334.
Lappin-Scott HM, Burton SK (2011). Biofilms. 26th Brazilian Congress of Microbiology.
Lappin-Scott HM, Burton SK, Burton SK (2011). Biofilms working together, interactions and proteomics. 6th International Conference on Genomics.
Frenzel M, Scarlett A, Rowland SJ, Galloway TS, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM, Booth AM (2010). Complications with remediation strategies involving the biodegradation and detoxification of recalcitrant contaminant aromatic hydrocarbons. Sci Total Environ, 408(19), 4093-4101. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lappin-Scott H, Burton S, Stoodley P (2014). Revealing a world of biofilms — the pioneering research of Bill Costerton. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 12(11), 781-787.
Smith AM, Sharma D, Lappin-Scott H, Burton S, Huber DH (2013). Microbial community structure of a pilot-scale thermophilic anaerobic digester treating poultry litter. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(5), 2321-2334.
Frenzel M, Scarlett A, Rowland SJ, Galloway TS, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM, Booth AM (2010). Complications with remediation strategies involving the biodegradation and detoxification of recalcitrant contaminant aromatic hydrocarbons. Sci Total Environ, 408(19), 4093-4101. Abstract.  Author URL.
Frenzel M, James P, Burton SK, Rowland SJ, Lappin-Scott HM (2009). Towards bioremediation of toxic unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons: Identification of bacteria capable of rapid degradation of alkyltetralins. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9(2), 129-136. Abstract.
Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2005). Geomicrobiology, the hidden depths of the biosphere. Trends Microbiol, 13(9). Author URL.
Smejkal CW, Seymour FA, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2003). Characterisation of bacterial cultures enriched on the chlorophenoxyalkanoic acid herbicides 4-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) butyric acid and 4-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy) butyric acid. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol, 30(9), 561-567. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smejkal CW, Vallaeys T, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2001). A rapid method to screen degradation ability in chlorophenoxyalkanoic acid herbicide-degrading bacteria. Lett Appl Microbiol, 32(4), 273-277. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smejkal CW, Vallaeys T, Seymour FA, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2001). Characterization of (R/S)-mecoprop [2-(2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid]-degrading Alcaligenes sp.CS1 and Ralstonia sp. CS2 isolated from agricultural soils. Environ Microbiol, 3(4), 288-293. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smejkal CW, Vallaeys T, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2001). Substrate specificity of chlorophenoxyalkanoic acid-degrading bacteria is not dependent upon phylogenetically related tfdA gene types. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 33(6), 507-513. Abstract.
Burton SK, Van 't Ho J, Bryant JA (1997). Novel DNA-binding characteristics of a protein associated with DNA polymerase-alpha in pea. Plant J, 12(2), 357-365. Abstract.  Author URL.

Conferences

Lappin-Scott HM, Burton SK (2011). Biofilms. 26th Brazilian Congress of Microbiology.
Lappin-Scott HM, Burton SK, Burton SK (2011). Biofilms working together, interactions and proteomics. 6th International Conference on Genomics.

Publications by year


2014

Lappin-Scott H, Burton S, Stoodley P (2014). Revealing a world of biofilms — the pioneering research of Bill Costerton. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 12(11), 781-787.

2013

Smith AM, Sharma D, Lappin-Scott H, Burton S, Huber DH (2013). Microbial community structure of a pilot-scale thermophilic anaerobic digester treating poultry litter. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(5), 2321-2334.

2011

Lappin-Scott HM, Burton SK (2011). Biofilms. 26th Brazilian Congress of Microbiology.
Lappin-Scott HM, Burton SK, Burton SK (2011). Biofilms working together, interactions and proteomics. 6th International Conference on Genomics.

2010

Frenzel M, Scarlett A, Rowland SJ, Galloway TS, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM, Booth AM (2010). Complications with remediation strategies involving the biodegradation and detoxification of recalcitrant contaminant aromatic hydrocarbons. Sci Total Environ, 408(19), 4093-4101. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Frenzel M, James P, Burton SK, Rowland SJ, Lappin-Scott HM (2009). Towards bioremediation of toxic unresolved complex mixtures of hydrocarbons: Identification of bacteria capable of rapid degradation of alkyltetralins. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 9(2), 129-136. Abstract.

2005

Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2005). Geomicrobiology, the hidden depths of the biosphere. Trends Microbiol, 13(9). Author URL.

2003

Smejkal CW, Seymour FA, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2003). Characterisation of bacterial cultures enriched on the chlorophenoxyalkanoic acid herbicides 4-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) butyric acid and 4-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy) butyric acid. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol, 30(9), 561-567. Abstract.  Author URL.

2001

Smejkal CW, Vallaeys T, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2001). A rapid method to screen degradation ability in chlorophenoxyalkanoic acid herbicide-degrading bacteria. Lett Appl Microbiol, 32(4), 273-277. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smejkal CW, Vallaeys T, Seymour FA, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2001). Characterization of (R/S)-mecoprop [2-(2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy) propionic acid]-degrading Alcaligenes sp.CS1 and Ralstonia sp. CS2 isolated from agricultural soils. Environ Microbiol, 3(4), 288-293. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smejkal CW, Vallaeys T, Burton SK, Lappin-Scott HM (2001). Substrate specificity of chlorophenoxyalkanoic acid-degrading bacteria is not dependent upon phylogenetically related tfdA gene types. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 33(6), 507-513. Abstract.

1997

Burton SK, Van 't Ho J, Bryant JA (1997). Novel DNA-binding characteristics of a protein associated with DNA polymerase-alpha in pea. Plant J, 12(2), 357-365. Abstract.  Author URL.

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External Engagment and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

University of Exeter ASPIRE Senior Fellow

University of Exeter Teaching Fellow Award January 2010


Committee/panel activities

2012- 2014 Society for General Microbiology (SGM), Council Member

2012- 2014, SGM Chair, Professional Development Cttee,

2011 SGM Chair of the Education Division, Member Scientific Meetings Cttee

Member Education and Public affairs Cttee

2010 American Society for Microbiology Nominated to American Society for Microbiology special communications group

2004-2007 NHS Expert Reference Group Member, Infection control programme

2006    Mayo Clinic Visiting Researcher

2002-   ExeterNanoBacteria Ltd Company Director and Secretary. University of Exeter Spin-out company (BBSRC CASE partner and co-supervisor for PhD student: Nanoparticle-bacterial interactions).


Invited lectures

Young Scientist support for professional development and making the most of conferences. Federation of European Microbiology Societies Congress, Leipzig, Germany, July 2013

Harnessing untapped resources to enhance microbiology education across Europe: Development and use of electronic virtual resources for teaching. Federation of European Microbiology Societies Congress, Leipzig, Germany, July 2013

HUBS and Learned Societies–working together. Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS), April 2013

The Role of Society for General Microbiology Education Division and SGM Support Young Scientists. Spanish Society for Microbiology, July 2012 Madrid, Spain,

The Role of Society for General Microbiology Education Division and SGM Support Young Scientists. Spanish Society for Microbiology, July 2012 Madrid, Spain,

Invited speaker: SGM and Infection Training-now and in the future (2010). Society for General Microbiology Spring Meeting, Edinburgh,

Convenor & speaker: Education workshop For Young Scientists (2010). International Society for Microbial Ecology (Seattle).

Invited speaker (2010) Biofilms Mediators and mitigators of global change. Biofilms 4, Winchester, UK.

Federation of European Microbiological Societies 3rd Congress (2009)
Special session: Education in microbiology Special Seminar: Microbiology graduate students and postdocs - Making the most of PhD and Post-doctoral years, Göteborg, Sweden.

Invited speaker. Education Division Session. Biofilms as teaching resources. (2009) American Society for Microbiology 109th General Meeting USA. Philadelphia.


Workshops/Conferences organised

Chair: Young Microbiologist of the Year competition Society for Microbiology Conference. Warwick. September (2012).

Chairperson Workshop: Young Microbiologist/ISME J Publication career support. 14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Copenhagen, Denmark August (2012).

Co-presenter; Getting published. Federation of European Microbiological Societies 4th Congress, Geneva (2011).

Maths and Microbes Society for General Microbiology meeting, Harrogate (2011)

How to get published, early career scientists development symposium Society for General Microbiology meeting, Harrogate (2011)

Chair: Public engagement and measuring impact Society for General Microbiology Meeting, York (2011).

Chair: Education division workshop The FRC Path and beyond (2010) Society for General Microbiology Spring Meeting, Edinburgh, March 2010.

Chair: Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year 2009. Society for General Microbiology Meeting,

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Teaching

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Programme Director Biosciences

Senior Tutor (Year 2 and 3 undergraduate Bioscience students)

Module co-ordinator for:

  • BIO2078 Medical and General Microbiology

Chair the CLES Employability Action and Advisory Group – and Biosciences (Streatham) Employability lead.

Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

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