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Dr Jo Foulkes

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science

I gained my first degree, a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science, from the University of Bradford. I went on to work as a Biomedical Scientist, during which time I gained Master’s degrees in both Pathological Sciences and Molecular Biology. I then undertook my PhD in Geomicrobiology and Geochemistry at the University of Manchester, which involved engineering a whole-cell Escherichia coli biocatalyst for chemical transformations, and an investigation into the bioreduction of precious metals for use as functional nanomaterials. Following the completion of my PhD I worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia, investigating engineered biofilm formation, antibiotic production, and chemical transformations.

In 2012 I moved back to the northwest to join LJMU School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences as a Lecturer in Virology and Microbiology. I teach across a range of programmes including Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, and postgraduate Virology. I am module leader for Laboratory Investigation of Disease A, and the postgraduate modules Principles of Virology and Viral Infections of the Respiratory and Alimentary Tracts.

Journal article

Foulkes JM, Deplanche K, Sargent F, Macaskie LE, Lloyd JR. 2016. A Novel Aerobic Mechanism for Reductive Palladium Biomineralization and Recovery by Escherichia coli Geomicrobiology Journal, 33 :230-236 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Winn M, Foulkes JM, Perni S, Simmons MJH, Overton TW, Goss RJM. 2012. Biofilms and their engineered counterparts: A new generation of immobilised biocatalysts Catalysis Science and Technology, 2 :1544-1547 DOI Publisher Url

Foulkes JM, Malone KJ, Coker VS, Turner NJ, Lloyd JR. 2011. Engineering a biometallic whole cell catalyst for enantioselective deracemization reactions ACS Catalysis, 1 :1589-1594 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Ludlam H, Howard J, Kingston B, Donachie L, Foulkes J, Guha S, Curran MD. 2009. Epidemiology of pharyngeal carriage of Fusobacterium necrophorum Journal of Medical Microbiology, 58 :1264-1265 DOI Publisher Url