James I. Prosser

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Jim Prosser
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July 1951 (age 68)[1]
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Website
www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/j.prosser
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James Ivor Prosser (born July 1951)[1] FRS[2] FRSE OBE is a Professor in Environmental Microbiology in the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.[3][4]

Education

Prosser studied Microbiology at Queen Elizabeth College in London and was awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool for research supervised by Tim Gray.[2]

Research

Professor Prosser is a microbial ecologist who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the diversity and ecosystem function of microorganisms in natural environments.[5][6][7][8][9]

A major focus of his research has been the ecology of soil nitrifying bacteria and archaea,[4][10] which significantly reduce the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizers and generate greenhouse gases. His research has determined links between the remarkably high diversity of soil ammonia oxidisers and their ecosystem function and he has demonstrated niche specialisation and differentiation in bacterial and archaeal ammonia oxidisers.[2]

Prosser’s research exploits laboratory experimental systems to test ecological concepts and he has developed molecular biology techniques for characterisation of the diversity and activities of complex communities of microorganisms, most of which cannot be cultivated.[2]

Awards and honours

Prosser was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to environmental science in the 2013 New Year Honours.[11] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh[when?], the Royal Society of Biology,[when?] the American Academy of Microbiology[3][when?] and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016.[2]

Prosser has served as director of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and the Microbiology Society.[1]

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Professor James Prosser OBE FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:

    “All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.” --Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies at the Wayback Machine (archived September 25, 2015)

  3. 3.0 3.1 "Professor James Prosser: Chair in Molecular & Cell Biology". Aberdeen: abdn.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2014-07-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 James I. Prosser's publications indexed by Google Scholar, a service provided by Google
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  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 13. 2012-12-29.