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Prof Iain Sutcliffe

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Applied Sciences

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Iain studied for his first degree in Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he stayed on to complete a PhD in microbial physiology, supervised by Dr Norman Shaw. Subsequent post-doctoral research notably included working with Professor Roy Russell and a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship in Taxonomy (both in the Department of Oral Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne).

He was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland from 1996-2004 before moving to Northumbria, where he was promoted to Reader (2005), then Chair of Microbiology in 2007. In 2012, he was appointed Research Lead for the Department of Applied Sciences and he leads the Cellular & Molecular Sciences research area within Northumbria University. In November 2018 he was appointed as Interim Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Key Publications

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  • Genomic analysis of a novel nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae strain isolated from a cancer patient, Ramdhan, N., Blom, J., Sutcliffe, I., Pereira-Ribeiro, P., Santos, C., Mattos-Guaraldi, A., Burkovski, A., Sangal, V. 9 Apr 2019, In: New Microbes and New Infections
  • Reflections on the introduction of the Digital Protologue Database — A partial success?, Rossello-Mora, R., Sutcliffe, I. Jan 2019, In: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
  • Deciphering the molecular basis of mycobacteria and lipoglycan recognition by the C-type lectin Dectin-2, Decout, A., Silva-gomes, S., Drocourt, D., Blattes, E., Rivière, M., Prandi, J., Larrouy-maumus, G., Caminade, A., Hamasur, B., Källenius, G., Kaur, D., Dobos, K., Lucas, M., Sutcliffe, I., Besra, G., Appelmelk, B., Gilleron, M., Jackson, M., Vercellone, A., Tiraby, G., Nigou, J. 15 Nov 2018, In: Scientific Reports
  • Revisiting the Taxonomic Status of the Biomedically and Industrially Important Genus Amycolatopsis, Using a Phylogenomic Approach, Sangal, V., Goodfellow, M., Blom, J., Tan, G., Klenk, H., Sutcliffe, I. 27 Sep 2018, In: Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Genomic analyses reveal two distinct lineages of Corynebacterium ulcerans strains, Subedi, R., Kolodkina, V., Sutcliffe, I., Simpson-Louredo, L., Hirata, R., Titov, L., Mattos-Guaraldi, A., Burkovski, A., Sangal, V. 1 Sep 2018, In: New Microbes and New Infections
  • Blastococcus atacamensis sp. nov., a novel strain adapted to life in the Yungay core region of the Atacama Desert, Castro, J., Nouioui, I., Sangal, V., Choi, S., Yang, S., Kim, B., Trujillo, M., Riesco, R., Montero-Calasanz, M., Rahmani, T., Bull, A., Sutcliffe, I., Asenjo, J., Andrews, B., Goodfellow, M. 3 Jul 2018, In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name", Sutcliffe, I. 15 May 2018, In: Microbiology Today
  • Antidiabetic "gliptins" affect biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, De, A., Pompilio, A., Francis, J., Sutcliffe, I., Black, G., Lupidi, G., Petrelli, D., Vitali, L. 1 Apr 2018, In: Microbiological Research
  • Proposal of the suffix -ota to denote phyla. Addendum to 'Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes', Whitman, W., Oren, A., Chuvochina, M., da Costa, M., Garrity, G., Rainey, F., Rossello-Mora, R., Schink, B., Sutcliffe, I., Trujillo, M., Ventura, S. 1 Mar 2018, In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
  • Two novel species of rapidly growing mycobacteria: Mycobacterium lehmannii sp. nov. and Mycobacterium neumannii sp. nov., Nouioui, I., Sangal, V., Carro, L., Teramoto, K., Jando, M., Montero-Calasanz, M., Igual, J., Sutcliffe, I., Goodfellow, M., Klenk, H. 1 Dec 2017, In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology


Biochemistry PhD September 01 1985

PGR Supervision

  • Mian Munir Investigations of lipoprotein biosynthesis in bacteria Start: 09/01/2012
  • Craig Mantanona Cellular and behavioural interrogations of prominent neural output nuclei of the pedunculopontine nucleus for mechanistic understanding of their promise for therapeutic targeting in Parkinson’s disease Start: 18/09/2017


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