Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Cambridge University George Salmond is Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Cambridge University and a Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
He is a Governor of the John Innes Centre and member of the Board of Directors for the James Hutton Institute. . He was International Secretary and Member of Council of the Society for General Microbiology and Member of Council of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies. He has served on many UK and international research funding and science quality review panels, including the Science Unions Committee of the Royal Society, SEERAD, BBSRC, and the Pathogen Sequencing Advisory Group of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. He is President-Elect of the British Society for Plant Pathology. His research includes work on virulence in bacterial pathogens of animals and plants; bacterial intercellular chemical communication (“quorum sensing”); regulation and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites (including antibiotics and anti-cancer molecules); protein secretion systems, and exploitation of bacterial viruses in molecular genetics and biotechnology.