Dr George Littlejohn
Lecturer in Applied Biology
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
2016 – present Lecturer in Applied Biology and Programme Lead, Environmental Biotechnology School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Plymouth University
2012 – 2016 Research Fellow School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2007 – 2012 Research Fellow School of Biosciences, University ofExeter
2006 – 2007 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Plant Science Group,IBLS, University of Glasgow
1999 – 2006 Ph.D. University of Glasgow
1994 – 1999 B.Sc.(Hons), Genetics (With Work Placement) University of Glasgow
2016– present Member, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
2014– present Fellow, Royal Microscopical Society ( 2010– 2014, Ordinary Member)
2013– present Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2010-2014, Associate Fellow)
2012– present Member, American Society of Plant Biologists
2010 – present Member, European Microscopy Society
2010 – present Member, Society for Experimental Biology (President's Medallist, EPA, 2014)
Roles on external bodies
2017 BBSRC grant review panel member
2016 BBSRC Bioimaging Review Group
2015 - 2018 SEB+ Section Chair, Council Member & trustee, Society for Experimental Biology
I teach on
I am interested in using minimally invasive imaging to understand mechanisms of pathogenesis in plants. My current interest includes the role of circadian biology in rice blast disease.
Grants & contracts
2018-2020 "FIND: Fluorescence Imaging for Nutrition and Disease" Agritech Cornwall Project, European Regional Development Fund
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
I am actively involved in the Society for Experimental Biology, where I sat on the SEB Council and Chaired the SEB+ section (2015-18). More information here: http://www.sebiology.org/SEBplus/about-seb
2014 Society for Experimental Biology President’s Medal (Education and Public Affairs).
2013 – 14 Exeter University Merit Award
2012 – 13 Exeter University Merit Award
2010 European Biophysics Award: 1st Prize for a presentation at the Società Italiana di Fisica International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” CLXXVII Course “Advanced Methods in Optical Fluorescence Microscopy Towards Nanoscopy”
2007 – 08 Exeter University Merit Award
1999 Pontecorvo Prize in Genetics (Graduating class 1st prize), University ofGlasgow
2015 Elected Society for Experimental Biology EPA (SEB+) SectionChair
2015 Council Member, Trustee and Cell and EPA (SEB+) Section Committees, Society for Experimental Biology
2014 Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (Ordinary Member 2010-2014)
2013 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Associate 2010 – 2013)
2012 University of Exeter ASPIRE Fellow (awarded for research-led education).
2018 Research seminar, University of York, UK
2017 Research seminar, University of Warwick, UK
2016 Research seminar, University of Alicante, Spain
2016 Invited lecture series on advanced imaging, University of Alicante, Spain
2015 Research seminar, University of Durham, UK.
2015 Research seminar, Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, University of Nottingham, UK.
2015 12th New Phytologist workshop “The apoplast as battleground for plant–microbe interactions” Gießen, Germany.
2015 Research seminar, Institute of Phytomedicine, University of Bonn, Germany.
2014 Society for Experimental Biology President’s Medallist Talk (Education & PublicAffairs), Main Meeting, Manchester, UK.
2014 Society for Experimental Biology, Careers Talk, SEB Main Meeting, Manchester, UK.
2010 Research talk and biography, Britain Needs Bioscientists, University of Exeter,Tremough, UK.