Dr. Minton’s work on the molecular genetics of clostridia spans over 30 years. Early research was at the Centre for Applied Microbiology (CAMR), Porton Down, where his work culminated in heading the Department of Molecular Microbiology. In 2004 Dr Minton relocated to the University of Nottingham, where he established the Clostridia Research Group (CRG). The CRG now comprises some 34 postdoctoral and postgraduate scientists, and represents one of the largest single research groups focussed on the molecular biology of Clostridia in the world.
Dr. Minton, has previously coordinated 3 EU consortia in BAP and FP6, including a Marie Curie SCF “CLOSTRIDIA”, and currently coordinates the FP7 Cooperation grant “HYPERDIFF” (HEALTH-F3-2008-223585), a Marie Curie ITN “CLOSTNET” and is vice-coordinator of the ERA-NET SysMO2 programme, “COSMIC2”. He is part of the Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections (CHAI), is the Scientific Programme Leader on C. difficile research within the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (NDDC BRU), and programme leader of one of the six research hubs that together make up the BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre.