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

Lecturer

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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.

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Lecturer
Tutor

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.

Research

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.

Publications

Using microalgae in the circular economy to valorise anaerobic digestate: Challenges and OpportunitiesStiles, W., Styles, D., Chapman, S., Esteves, S., Bywater, A., Melville, L., Silkina, A., Lupatsch, I., Grünewald, C. F., Lovitt, R., Chaloner, T., Bull, A. & Morris, C. 2018 In : Bioresource Technology.
Cyclic decomposition explains a photosynthetic down regulation for Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiChapman, S., dos Santos, M. T., Johnson, G. N., Kritz, M. V. & Schwartz, J-M. 2017 In : BioSystems.162, p. 119-1278 p.
Flux balance analysis reveals acetate metabolism modulates cyclic electron flow and alternative glycolytic pathways in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiChapman, S., Paget, C., Johnson, G. & Schwartz, J-M. 2015 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.6, 474
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