2020 applicants

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:http://www.essex.ac.uk/bs/staff/profile.aspx?ID=1235 Dr. Boyd McKew:http://www.essex.ac.uk/bs/staff/profile.aspx?ID=1211 Dr. Joanna Dixon:http://www.pml.ac.uk/People/Science-Staff/Dr-Joanna-L-Dixon Prof. Colin Murrell:https://www.uea.ac.uk/environmental-sciences/people/profile/j-c-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




Colchester Campus