Academic Staff

Dr Boyd A. McKew

Staff positionEastern ARC Research Fellow; Lecturer in Environmental Microbiolgy
Telephone01206 873010
Room3SW 3.20

2015 - Present: Eastern ARC Research Fellow

2007 - 2015: Senior Research Officer, University of Essex

2003 -2006: PhD, Molecular Microbiology, University of Essex

1999 - 2003: BSc (Hons), Marine & Freshwater Biology, University of Essex


PhD, Molecular Microbiology, University of Essex

BSc Marine and Freshwater Biology

Current research

Research Students

Mr Benjamin Gregson

Ms Claudia Saenz Marta

Mr Phillip Pichon

Research interests

My research interests are in the field of environmental molecular microbiology:

Synthetic Biology - Designing and constructing new biological devices and systems for enhanced bioremediation of marine oil pollution

Pollution microbiology, e.g. Microbial biodegradation of crude oil and hydrocarbons; Physiology and ecology of the obligate Hydrocarbon degrading Bacteria

Carbon & nitrogen cycling in marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments

Algal and bacterial physiology

Teaching responsibilities

Marine Biodiversity BS251-5-AU-CO

Microbiology BS104-4-SP-CO


My Google Scholar Profile

My publications in the University of Essex repository


Additional information

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