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Professor Howard Jenkinson


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 was a Commonwealth Medical Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge (1989-1990) and a Commonwealth Medical Fellow at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford (1995-1996).

Howard was a member of the American Society for Microbiology, British Society for Dental Research, British Society for Medical Mycology, International Association for Dental Research and the Society for General Microbiology, UK, up until his retriement at the end of 2016. He served on the SGM Council as Meetings Officer, for five years, and as Publications Officer for four years. 

He has received major funding for research from the British Heart Foundation, Health Research Council of New Zealand, the Wellcome Trust, and the National Institutes of Health (NIDCR) USA.





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