Cerith Jones

  • Lecturer In Biology
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
Cerith Jones

About Me

Twitter @DrCerithJones

I am a molecular microbiologist experienced in bacterial genetics and genomics. My broad interests are how bacteria interact with each-other in their environment, and how certain species dominate and eliminate competitors.

Rwy’n microbiolegydd moleciwlaidd ag arbenigedd mewn geneteg a genomeg facteria. Yn eang, mae gennyf diddordeb mewn sut mae facteria yn rhyngweithio yn eu amglychedd, a sut mae rhai rhywogaethau yn domineiddio a dlieu eu cystadleuwyr.

Before moving to the University of South Wales I undertook a BBSRC funded Research Associate position at Cardiff University exploring the antimicrobial activity and population biology of Burkholderia bacteria from the Cystic Fibrosis lung. I obtained my PhD from Imperial College London with a thesis on the Type Six Secretion Systems of the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Cyn symyd i Brifysgol De Cymru ymgymherais swydd ymchwil wedi’i ariannu gan y BBSRC ym Mrhifysgol Caerdydd. Pwrpas y gwaith ymchwil oedd archwilio i weithgaredd gwrthfiotig a bioleg poblogaeth facteria Burkholderia o ysgyfaint pobl â ffibrosis systig. Derbyniais PhD o Imperial College, Llundain, gyda traethawd ymchwil ar bwnc secretiad protein o’r pathogen dynol opportunistaidd Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Skills And Qualifications

  • BSc Microbiology (University of Nottingham)
  • MRes Biochemical Research (Imperial College London)
  • PhD Molecular Microbiology (Imperial College London)
  • Interests


  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Antibiotic Discovery
  • Bacterial Genetics/Genomics
  • DNA analysis, PCR and cloning
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology & Molecular Biology
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Bacterial Protein Secretion
  • Publications And Past Projects

  • Alternatives to Antibiotics in Pig Feeds (KESS/EU)
  • Antibiotic discovery from Burkholderia bacteria
  • Burkholderia population genomics
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa protein secretion
  • Burkholderia genome sequencing