Intercellular Signalling

Mike’s PhD project, carried out under the supervision of Professor Staffan Kjelleberg between 1996 and 2000, was entitled Characterisation of N-Acyl-L-Homoserine Lactone Antagonist Activity in Halogenated Furanones Produced by the Marine Alga Delisea pulchra. He has publications on AHL mediated gene expression and quorum sensing dating back to 1996. His main interests in this subject area today are the role of AHL mediated gene expression in the structure and function of activated sludge.