WH Pierce 2011: Brian Jones

Human gut mobile metagenome

Dr Brian Jones, Reader in Molecular and Medical Microbiology at the University of Brighton, and Head of Research Development for Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, was a member of the joint Wellcome Trust and Department of Health working party, set-up to review the current alternatives to antibiotics portfolio, and recommend priorities for future funding.

The award acknowledged Brian’s research into the human gut mobile metagenome and the mobile genetic elements (such as plasmids) that are associated with gut microbiota.