Michael Goodfellow

Michael Goodfellow

Professor Mike Goodfellow was awarded undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Liverpool where his life long interests in pure and applied microbial systematics began. He developed his expertise in actinobacterial systematics as an MRC Junior Research Fellow in the MRC Microbial Systematics Unit at the University of Leicester. At the University of Newcastle he helped pioneer the development of chemotaxonomic methods in prokaryotic systematics before focusing on the selective isolation, classification and screening of novel actinobacteria for new natural product leads drawing on financial support from industrial and governmental bodies. Until recently he was Chairman to the Board of Trustees of Bergey’s Manual Trust and was both senior editor and a major contributor to the Second Edition of Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology which was devoted to The Actinobacteria.

Affiliations and Expertise

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK