Short CV of Neil Crickmore

Neil Crickmore is a senior lecturer in molecular genetics at the University of Sussex, UK. His research career has always been centred around the entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis and its use in biocontrol. This research has involved the development of recombinant bacteria for pest control, the engineering of protein toxins for greater efficacy, and for overcoming resistance, and understanding the molecular basis of Bt resistance within the target insect. He is a founder member, and now chair, of the Bt toxin nomenclature committee, an associate editor for the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology and a member of the editorial board for Biocontrol Science and Technology. He also chaired an EU COST action "Bacterial Toxins for Insect Control". Dr Crickmore collaborates widely, is an adjunct Professor at the Institute for Plant Protection in Beijing and has had funded collaborations with groups in Colombia, India, Pakistan and Brazil as well as China and many EU countries.

He has organised many meetings and symposia for bodies such as the IOBC and the SIP, and has a particular interest in bringing different groups together, for example the joint COST862/IOBC meetings in Ales in 2007 and Pamplona in 2009.