Phillip Pichon

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Life Sciences
 Phillip Pichon



Lasa, A., PICHON, P., Dieguez, A. L. & Romalde, J. L. (2016). Marinomonas gallaica sp. nov. and Marinomonas atlantica sp. nov., Isolated from Reared Clams (Ruditapes decussatus). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66, 3183-3188. Supervisor Information Dr. Terry McGenity: Dr. Boyd McKew: Dr. Joanna Dixon: Prof. Colin Murrell:

Research and professional activities


Microbial Degradation of Acetaldehyde in Marine Environments

 Marine environments represent the largest global source of the oxygenated, highly volatile organic compound, acetaldehyde, to the atmosphere (17-125 million tonnes per year). After entering the atmosphere, acetaldehyde takes part in a series of chemical reactions which alters the atmospheres oxidising capacity, consequently contributing to global warming. The extent of acetaldehyde atmospheric flux is limited by microbial activity; however, the identity and diversity of the microbes res

Research interests

- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Carbon cycling in marine environments e.g. Production/degradation of isoprene and acetaldehyde - Activities and effects of microbes on the marine environment



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