Robert P. Howlin
- Primary position:
- Research Fellow in Microbiology
2009-present: Postdoctoral Researcher. University of Southampton, UK.
2005-2009: PhD. University of Southampton, UK.
2002-2005: BSc in Biomedical Sciences. University of Durham, UK.
My background is in microbial decontamination and novel biofilm intervention strategies in a biomedical setting. My current project, funded by the NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, involves the investigating the role and application of nitric oxide as a novel adjunctive therapy in chronic infections such as cystic fibrosis.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
My interests include
- microbial decontamination & novel anti-biofilm intervention methods
- the role and application of nitric oxide (NO) in the dispersal of bacterial biofilms in cystic fibrosis and other biofilm related diseases
- the development of novel, targeted NO donor molecules as therapeutic interventions (a collaboration with University of Wollongong and UNSW)
- investigating the methods by which different bacterial species interact in the CF lung
- the role of biofilms in ventilator assisted pneumonia (VAP)
Primary research group: Environmental Biosciences
Dr Robert P. Howlin
Centre for Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Room Number: 85/4041