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
ETHICOBOTS Consortium, Bayissa, B, Sirak, A, Zewude, A, Worku, A, Gumi, B, Berg, S, Hewinson, RG, Wood, JLN, Jones, GJ, Vordermeier, HM & Ameni, G 2022, 'Field evaluation of specific mycobacterial protein-based skin test for the differentiation of Mycobacterium bovis-infected and Bacillus Calmette Guerin-vaccinated crossbred cattle in Ethiopia', Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. e1-e9. 10.1111/tbed.14252
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
Taylor, EN, Beckmann, M, Hewinson, G, Rooke, D, Sinclair, LA & Mur, LAJ 2022, 'Metabolomic changes in lactating multiparous naturally MAP-infected Holstein-Friesian dairy cows suggest changes in mitochondrial energy pathways', Research in Veterinary Science, vol. 152, pp. 354-363. 10.1016/j.rvsc.2022.09.001
Taylor, EN, Beckmann, M, Hewinson, G, Rooke, D, Mur, LAJ & Koets, AP 2022, 'Metabolomic changes in polyunsaturated fatty acids and eicosanoids as diagnostic biomarkers in Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP)-inoculated Holstein–Friesian heifers', Veterinary Research, vol. 53, no. 1, 68. 10.1186/s13567-022-01087-0
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