Dr Richard Fetherston, BSc (Hons), MRes (Hons), PhD

Post Doctoral Scientist

Dr Richard Fetherston graduated from the University of Sussex in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, the University of Nottingham in 2013 with an MRes (Hons) in Molecular Microbiology and has recently completed a PhD at the University of Warwick in Life Sciences. The focus of Richard’s PhD on the “Functional genomics of methylated sulphur compound metabolism in Hyphomicrobium species” was to use a combination of genetics, genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics to study the bacterial metabolism of methylated sulfur compounds – a group of organosulfur compounds with various applications in and implications for global sulfur cycling, industrial biofiltration and human health.

Richard joined Micropathology in December 2018 and is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher on the Kawasaki Disease project, developing metagenomics tools and strategies for better understanding the microorganisms(s) associated with the disease using genomics, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics.