Prof. Mike Peck
WebsiteFood Safety Centre
My research interests are in the basic and strategic aspects of the physiology and molecular biology of Clostridium botulinum (and other foodborne pathogens), and applying research findings, including developments in mathematical biology, such as risk assessment to issues faced by industry and regulators.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82 p1675-1685
Publisher’s version: doi:10.1128/AEM.03630-15
Evolution of Chromosomal Clostridium botulinum Type E Neurotoxin Gene Clusters: Evidence Provided by Their Rare Plasmid-Borne Counterparts.
Genome Biology and Evolution 8 p540-55
Publisher’s version: 10.1093/gbe/evw017
The pattern of growth observed for Clostridium botulinum type A1 strain ATCC 19397 is influenced by nutritional status and quorum sensing: a modelling perspective.
FEMS Pathogens and Disease 73 pftv084
Publisher’s version: 10.1093/femspd/ftv084
Apertures in the Clostridium sporogenes spore coat and exosporium align to facilitate emergence of the vegetative cell
Food Microbiology 51 p45-50
Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.fm.2015.04.013
Journal of Bacteriology 198 p204-211
Publisher’s version: 10.1128/jb.00630-15
Research in Microbiology 166 p303-317
Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.resmic.2014.10.010
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 12 p177-182
Publisher’s version: 10.1089/fpd.2014.1842
Toxicon 93 pS48
Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2014.11.218
Functional Characterisation of Germinant Receptors in Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium sporogenes Presents Novel Insights into Spore Germination Systems.
PLoS Pathogens 10 pe1004382
Publisher’s version: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004382
A new study has shown how Clostridium botulinum could potentially transfer their deadly neurotoxin genes to other bacteria.more +
A new study from the Institute of Food Research has provided information about the likely numbers of spores of Clostridium botulinum in raw food materialsmore +
IFR has helped a Ugandan orphanage cultivate mushrooms, as part of a larger project aimed helping Ugandans improve their livelihoodsmore +
Professor Mike Peck blogs following a Food Standards Agency event on climate change and food safetymore +
IFR researchers have established how bacteria emerge from spores, to understand how these bacteria germinate andproduce the deadly botulsim toxinmore +