• SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 2131 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
20002018
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Personal profile

Research expertise

Microbiology, environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, algal-bacterial interactions, molecular microbiology, marine biotechnology, sulphur and iron biogeochemistry.

I have 25+ years of microbiological research that has led to publications spanning public health microbiology, protein structure and function, environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry and phycology. My research philosophy has been to address fundamental questions with an awareness of how this knowledge can be used biotechnologically. 

My core research is focused in two areas. First, the investigation of algal-bacterial interactions, with a move to investigate the integral role the algal microbiome (bacterial community associated with microalgae) has as part of the algal holobiont. Second, is bioprospecting for novel bacterial polysaccharides that can be exploited industrially.

Additional research is: exploring the mesopelagic microbial community along the Extended Ellett Line; undertaking phylogenomic analysis of a novel marine acidobacterium; and isolation of novel polysaccharide degrading enzymes.

Research expertise

Research knowledge coming from  "Bioethanol production from macroalgae" (PhD thesis as part of the Interreg IVA BioMara project) has and continues to be transfered to SPP Ltd, a private company setting up a bioethanol production plant on the West coast of Scotland.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Otago

Bachelor of Science, University of Otago

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Dinoflagellida Medicine & Life Sciences
dinoflagellate Earth & Environmental Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Gymnodinium Agriculture & Biology
Halomonas Medicine & Life Sciences
bacterium Earth & Environmental Sciences
toxin Earth & Environmental Sciences
paralytic shellfish poisoning Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2018

  • 2131 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 8 Other contribution
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter

SeaBioTech: From Seabed to Test-Bed: Harvesting the Potential of Marine Biodiversity for Industrial Biotechnology

Edrada-Ebel, R., Ævarsson, A., Polymenakou, P., Hentschel, U., Carettoni, D., Day, J., Green, D., Hreggviðsson, G., Harvey, L. & McNeil, B., 16 May 2018, Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology. Rampelotto, P. H. & Trincone, A. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 451-504 53 p. (Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

biotechnology
biodiversity
bioactivity
aquaculture
genomics
8 Citations (Scopus)
55 Downloads (Pure)

Associate bacterial communities modify growth dynamics of the dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum

Bolch, C. J. S., Bejoy, T. A. & Green, D., 19 Apr 2017, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 670.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Dinoflagellida
Coculture Techniques
Growth
Roseobacter
Bacteria
12 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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commensal
phylogenetics
coral
Indian Ocean
ecological adaptation
9 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

Assessment of saccharification and fermentation of brown seaweeds to identify the seasonal effect on bioethanol production

Schiener, P., Stanley, M., Black, K. & Green, D., Oct 2016, In : Journal of Applied Phycology. 28, 5, p. 3009-3020 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
saccharification
Phaeophyceae
ethanol production
seaweed
fermentation
10 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry discriminates known species and marine environmental isolates of Pseudoalteromonas

Emami, K., Nelson, A., Hack, E., Zhang, J., Green, D., Caldwell, G. S. & Mesbahi, E., 12 Feb 2016, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, 172461.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pseudoalteromonas
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Mass Spectrometry
Lasers
rRNA Genes

Prizes

Research Challenge Fund

David Green (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

bacterium
library

Scottish Illumina Sequencing Competition

David Green (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

oil spill
RNA
alga
bacterium
oil

Activities 2004 2012

  • 6 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

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PhD external examiner Queen's University Belfast

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Thesis

Investigating the distribution, seasonal dynamics and toxicity of Azadinium spinosum in Scottish waters using qPCR

Author: Paterson, R., 5 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Davidson, K. (Supervisor) & Green, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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Bioethanol Production from Macroalgae

Author: Schiener, P., 26 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Green, D. (Supervisor) & Stanley, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)

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