Prof Glyn Hewinson

Prof Glyn Hewinson

Sêr Cymru Chair


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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.


Schroeder, P, Hopkins, B, Jones, J, Galloway, T, Pike, R, Rolfe, S & Hewinson, G 2020, '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. 10, no. 1, 15214.
Srinivasan, S, Jones, G, Veerasami, M, Steinbach, S, Holder, T, Zewude, A, Fromsa, A, Ameni, G, Easterling, L, Bakker, D, Jeuleff, N, Gifford, G, Hewinson, G, Vordermeier, H-M & Kapur, V 2019, 'A defined antigen skin test for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis', Science Advances.
Vordermeier, M, Jones, G, Kapur, V & Hewinson, G 2019, 'BCG-compatible DIVA skin tests for cattle vaccinated against bovine tuberculosis', Bulletin de l'OIE, vol. 2019, no. 1.
Crispell, J, Benton, CH, Balaz, D, De Maio, N, Ahkmetova, A, Allen, A, Biek, R, Presho, EL, Dale, J, Hewinson, G, Lycett, SJ, Nunez-Garcia, J, Skuce, RA, Trewby, H, Wilson, DJ, Zadoks, RN, Delahay, RJ & Kao, RR 2019, 'Combining genomics and epidemiology to analyse bi-directional transmission of mycobacterium bovis in a multi-host system', eLife, vol. 8, e45833.
The ETHICOBOTS consortium & Hewinson, G 2019, 'Network analysis of dairy cattle movement and associations with bovine tuberculosis spread and control in emerging dairy belts of Ethiopia', BMC Veterinary Research, vol. 15, no. 1, 262.
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