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Prof. Glyn Morton

Emeritus Professor of Microbiology

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

+44 (0) 1772 89 4373

lhgmorton@uclan.ac.uk

Full Profile

Glyn Morton is an environmental microbiologist who has specialised in the biodeterioration of materials, including :wood, plastics, paint, concrete and hydrocarbons; focussing on the role of biofilms in the degradation and spoilage of these materials. He has published widely in these areas over many years, and has worked closely with industry for over thirty years. Currently he is developing a new area of research, namely the biodeterioration of forensic evidence.

Glyn is an editor for the journal International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation and serves as a referee to five other journals. He has acted as an external examiner for higher degrees in seventeen universities in the UK and for the University in Hong Kong. He has served as a specialist adviser to the Council for Academic Accreditation and to the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee for Hong Kong since 1991.

Publications

Refereed Journals

Gaylarde, C.C. and MortonL.H.G. (1999). Deteriogenic biofilms on buildings and their control. Biofouling: 14, 59 - 74.

Morton,L.H.G. and Gaylarde, C.C. (2001). Slimes in Biodeterioration. Culture,22 2. 1- 4.

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Research

Glyn has supervised many postgraduate students to the successful completion of their projects and he has an active research group collaborating with the health service, with industry and with scientists in the Arab Emirates.
He has obtained the bulk of funding for his research from industry and works as a consultant in biodeterioration.

He is an editor for the journal International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation and serves as a referee to five other journals. He has acted as an external examiner for higher degrees in seventeen universities in the UK and for the University in Hong Kong.

He has served as a specialist adviser to the Council for Academic Accreditation and to the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee for Hong Kong since 1991.

He has served as the UK representative on the Management Committee (1998-2002) for COST Action 520 (Cooperation in Science and Technology) of the European Commission. He has recently been appointed as a UK representative on the Management Committee of COST Action D33, dealing with nanotechnology. Glyn has served for two years on the Advisory Board of CEMERA, the centre for Complex Environmental Monitoring and Environmental Risk Assessment, based at the University in Warsaw, sponsored by the EC.

Glyn has published numerous refereed publications, presented papers at national and international symposia, he has edited several books and he has produced numerous abstracts and posters.