Prof Glyn Hewinson

Prof Glyn Hewinson

Sêr Cymru Chair

Department of Life Sciences

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Professor Glyn Hewinson Sêr Cymru research chair in the Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis for Wales at Aberystwyth University

Professor Glyn Hewinson has joined Aberystwyth University as the Sêr Cymru II STAR research chair to establish a Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis for Wales. He has worked on bovine tuberculosis for nearly thirty years, has published over 250 peer reviewed publications and has an h-index of 74.  

He was the Lead Scientist for bovine tuberculosis at the Animal and Plant Health Agency where he was responsible for all scientific aspects of bovine TB including introducing genotyping of Mycobacterium bovis, PI for the M. bovis genome sequencing project and lead multidisciplinary teams involved in the development of vaccines and diagnostic tests for badgers and cattle. He was also the Chief Scientist of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency between 2010-2014. He is one of three OIE experts on bovine tuberculosis and was recently one of the authors of the Bovine TB Strategy Review (the Godfray Review) report to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State, Defra.  He is member of a number of national and international advisory groups for bovine TB.


Research Groups

  • One Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Bovine TB, detection, protection and control


Taylor, EN, Han, J, Fan, C, Beckmann, M, Hewinson, G, Rooke, D, Koets, AP & Mur, LAJ 2022, 'Defining Fatty Acid Changes Linked to Rumen Development, Weaning and Growth in Holstein-Friesian Heifers', Metabolites, vol. 12, no. 5, 374. 10.3390/metabo12050374
Taylor, E, Beckmann, M, Markey, BK, Gordon, SV, Hewinson, G, Rooke, D & Mur, L 2022, 'Metabolomic changes in Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) challenged Holstein–Friesian cattle highlight the role of serum amino acids as indicators of immune system activation', Metabolomics, vol. 18, no. 4, 21. 10.1007/s11306-022-01876-w
Bauman, JS, Pizzey, R, Beckmann, M, Villarreal-Ramos, B, King, J, Hopkins, B, Rooke, D, Hewinson, G & Mur, LAJ 2022, 'Untargeted metabolomic analysis of thoracic blood from badgers indicate changes linked to infection with bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis): A pilot study', Metabolomics, vol. 18, no. 8, 61. 10.1007/s11306-022-01915-6
Schroeder, P, Hopkins, B, Jones, J, Galloway, T, Pike, R, Rolfe, S & Hewinson, G 2021, 'Author Correction: Temporal and spatial Mycobacterium bovis prevalence patterns as evidenced in the All Wales Badgers Found Dead (AWBFD) survey of infection 2014–2016', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 9594. 10.1038/s41598-021-88888-z
Taylor, E, Beckmann, M, Villarreal-Ramos, B, Vordermeier, M, Hewinson, G, Rooke, D, Mur, L & Koets, A 2021, 'Metabolomic Changes in Naturally MAP-Infected Holstein–Friesian Heifers Indicate Immunologically Related Biochemical Reprogramming', Metabolites, vol. 11, no. 11, 727. 10.3390/metabo11110727, 10.3390/metabo11110727, 10.3390/metabo11110727
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