Steve Beeton

Dr. Steve Beeton

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB140

+44 (0) 1772 89 3592

Full Profile

Steve is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology for the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He studied to MSc level at the University of Leeds. Later he was a research assistant and completed a PhD in biotransformation of fungal toxins at the University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC). He was recruited, as a postdoctoral research fellow by the International Institute for Biotechnological studies working in collaboration with ICI, May and Baker, Rhone Poulenc, Pfizer and Perkin Elmer, on the over production and biotechnology of penicillin production. He later worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in collaboration with the University of Oxford and UKC developing a novel bioreactor. He took up his position at the University of Central Lancashire in 1991. Steve has also an active interest in disability sport and was captain of Great Britain disabled volleyball team. He has taught aspects of disability sport to sports science students and teaches aspects of microbiology, including clinical microbiology.

1987 - PhD
1982 - MSc Environmental Pollution Control
1981 - BSc(Hons) Applied Microbiology


Targeting lectins of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to reduce non-specific binding to Dynabeads® anti-Legionella . Barton, D.M., Beeton, S., Pearson, J. and Wareing, D.R.A.

Poster presentation at Society for Applied Microbiology, Edinburgh summer 2006.

Microbiological aspects of the biofiltration of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in gas exhaust streams. Consultancy report to Industrial partner (2004)


Steve’s main interests include studies in biotransformations in agricultural waste streams. He is currently a consultant to industry and agriculture on waste streams and recycling.

Research Projects:

Study of biocontrol and physiology (growth) of Botrytis cinerea in low nutrients

Probiotic microbiology: hypothesis- is the numbers and types of Lactobacillus species in probiotic foods are too low to affect any health benefit?

The Microbiology of maggots used in angling: detection of Campylobacter species


1987 - Associate Fellow of the Institute of Biotechnological Studies

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Medical Microbiology

Pollution microbiology

Introductory Microbiology

Current topics in Microbiology

Industrial Microbiology