Dr Stephen Chapman 2017 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2016 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2011 – 2015 PhD Systems Biology, University of Manchester 2004 – 2008 BSc (Hons.) Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Salford

Dr Stephen Chapman


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Hi, Shwmae!

I'm Steve, originally from Manchester, now living in Wales. I enjoy surfing, SUP, mountain biking and swing dancing. There are days that I can do all these things in a single day.


Module Coordinator

I have co-ordinated, and continue to teach on 20 credit MSc modules all relating to industrial biotechnology, from how plants are bred fit for industrial purpose, how these crops are converted to a variety of bio-based products, the drivers of the bioeconomy that support the use of biomass in todays society and how 'waste' biomass can be valorised to its full potential in a bio-based economy.


I'm a systems biologist by training, this means I build mathematical models then validate these models with experiments. My PhD was spent researching how photosynthesis in micro-algae was regulated as a result of environmental stress. I am now researching Miscanthus and performing bioinformatic analysis to predict regions of the genome that account for drought tolerance.Chapman S.P., Paget C. M., Johnson G.N., Schwartz J-M. (2015); Flux balance analysis reveals acetate metabolism modulates cyclic electron flow and alternative glycolytic pathways in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Frontiers in plant science. 6.



Chapman, S., dos Santos, M.T., Johnson, G.N., Kritz, M.V., Schwartz, J. 2017. Cyclic decomposition explains a photosynthetic down regulation for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. BioSystems 10.1016/j.biosystems.2017.09.014