School of Biological Sciences
Dr Joy Watts
- Qualifications: BSc, PhD
- Role Title: Reader in Environmental Microbiology
- Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
- Telephone: 023 9284 6211
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: School of Biological Sciences
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
2016- Reader in Environmental Microbiology- University of Portsmouth
2015-2017 Associate Head of Education - University of Portsmouth
2010 - Senior Lecturer- University of Portsmouth
2004 – 2010 Assistant Professor -Towson University.
1999-2004. UMBI, Center of Marine Biotechnology. Environmental microbiology postdoctoral research in Dr Kevin Sowers’ laboratory. Molecular identification and characterization of anaerobic microorganisms associated with PCB dechlorination. This study focused on the use of molecular tools to examine the ecology and distribution of microbial communities associated with PCB dechlorination.
Microbiology (Unit Leader)
Microbes and Molecular Biology (Unit Leader)
The application of molecular tools to better understand microbial interactions and communities in the environment.
Antibiotic resistance - transfer and spread of AMR genes in the environment, specifically aquaculture.
Diversity and function of microbes associated with the GI tract of xylophagous fish.
The detection and isolation of new anaerobic PCB dechlorinating microbes.
Microbial diversity and function in intertidal sponges.