Alistair Bishop received the B.S. degree in applied biology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, followed by the Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, and the P.G.C.E. degree from the University of Greenwich, London, UK. His postdoctoral experience was at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. He subsequently became the Broodbank Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. He was an academic for 14 years at the University of Greenwich, UK, spending 4 years as the Head of the Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Bishop joined DSTL, UK, in 2008 as a Research Scientist. His main research interests have been in the control of invertebrate pests by microorganisms, using the natural pathogenic effects of viruses, fungi, and, particularly, bacteria. He is a Member of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Committee for the genus Bacillus and related organisms.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2013