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Bunmi Omorotionmwan

Lecturer in Microbiology, Nottingham Trent University

My research background is the genetic engineering of Clostridium for industrial and clinical applications. These include the generation of advanced genetic tools to extend product range and increase solvent productivity in Clostridium acetobutylicum as well as in the development of a modular spore vaccine platform.

My pedagogical research interests explore how new teaching innovations and inclusive assessments can be used to narrow engagement and attainment gaps among student groups.

I had my BSc (First Class) in Microbiology from the University of Benin, Nigeria and MSc (with Distinction) in Food Production Management from the University of Nottingham, UK. I completed my PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Nottingham in 2020. Following this, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC), University of Nottingham on the metabolic engineering of Clostridium acetobutylicum for improved biofuel production and afterwards in the development of a spore vaccine platform using Clostridium chassis.
Prior to joining NTU, I worked as a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Benin, Nigeria.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University