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Professor Howard Jenkinson

Professor Howard Jenkinson

Professor Howard Jenkinson
B.Sc.(Warw.), Ph.D.(Nott.)

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Microbe-Host Interactions in Colonization and Pathogenesis

Lower Maudlin Street,
Bristol, BS1 2LY
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 342 4313
Tel. +44 (0) 117 34 29493

Research summary

Professor Emeritus Howard Jenkinson is a specialist in Oral Microbiology at the School of Oral and Dental Sciences. His research interests are in adhesion, colonization and virulence properties of human oral microorganisms, in particular Streptococcus, Candida, and Treponema. He is also interested in the mechanisms of biofilm formation, microbial community development and invasion of oral tissues.


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Howard Jenkinson was Professor and Chair of Oral Microbiology at the University of Bristol from 1997-2016. He trained in Microbiology and Virology at the University of Warwick and then undertook PhD studies into anaerobic rumen bacterial metabolism, graduating PhD from the University of Nottingham in 1978.

Howard worked at the University of Oxford for five years as a post-doctoral researcher on the biochemistry and genetics of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. He was appointed Lecturer in Oral Biology at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1983, Senior Lecturer (1987), Associate Professor (1994), and Professor of Molecular Oral Biology (1996). He ...

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