Neil graduated in biological sciences with 1st Class Hons before gaining a PhD from the University of Edinburgh entitled “Studies on a 40kDa protein antigen of IS901/902+ Mycobacterium avium”.
He has a broad multi-disciplinary research background, primarily in bacteriology and virology but also in parasitology. Historically, his interests have been wide-ranging within the field of microbiology but have focused on molecular biological and protein functional studies of a wide range of pathogens of veterinary and medical importance.
In his current role as manager of Moredun’s Proteomics Facility (MPF), Neil leads a small group specialising in protein separation chemistries and the identification, quantification and characterisation of proteins using MALDI-ToF, LC-ESI-Ion-Trap and LC-ESI-UHR-Q-ToF mass spectrometry. His group provides these underpinning technologies for scientists and students across all three of Moredun’s research pillars in addition to an established national and international external client base. The specialist services provided by the MPF facilitate the generation and publication of Moredun’s science and successful acquisition of research grant funding.