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Prof Stephen Martin
Prof Stephen Martin
postal addressPeel Building G37, School of Enviroment and Life Sciences, Salford, Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.
email addresss.j.martin@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 2952476
Key Memberships
Student Member of Research Centre: Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
From January 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

 

My research program use social insect systems (ants, bees & wasps) to investigating the role of pathogens and pest on their population dynamics and the evolution of chemical recognition systems. Before moving to Salford University in 2012, I had spent seven years in Japan studying the population dynamics of hornets, followed by seven years working with the National Bee Unit on the impact of the Varroa mite, a serious pest of honeybees. Then in 2000 I moved to Sheffield University to continue my honeybee research and start a new chemical ecology program along with Keele University. My research has lead to almost 200 publications including ones in Nature and Science. Currently my research is focused on understanding the molecular changes that give rise to virulence in an emerging viral pathogen, using the Varroa mite, honeybee, deformed wing virus system and also discovering the molecular mechanisms that underlie the production of chemical recognition cues in ants and honeybees, as its role in kin recognition. As I believe science communication is important I give talks throughout the year from school children right up to the EU parliament. When not working I enjoy long distance challenges either on foot or on my bike.  
Key Qualifications
2006
1995
1989
1987
Key Projects
2017
Nov
Understanding the Evolution of Natural Varroa Tolerance Mechanisms in the UK Beekeeping Population
The British Beekeepers Association, £9,500.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2016
Sep
Chemical ecology and emerging pathogens of honey bees and ants in Brazil
The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), £5,000.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2016
Jun
Establishing the Deformed Wing Viral (DWV) diversity across the USA
Project Apis-m, £42,924.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2016
Jan
DWV in Hawaii
Project Apis-m, £9,762.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2015
Dec
iCase with Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd
Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd, £60,000.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2015
Apr
Consumables Grant - Candida Beatriz da Silva Lima
The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), £7,000.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2014
Nov
Laura Bretell British Beekeeper Bench Fees (Additional Funding)
The British Beekeepers Association, £3,000.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2014
Oct
Evolution of DWV from covert to overt (Additional funds)
CB Dennis Trust, £3,600.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2014
Sep
The British Beekeepers Association
The British Beekeepers Association, £13,200.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
2013
Jun
Evolution of DWV from covert to overt
CB Dennis Trust, £18,072.00.
Principal Investigator: S Martin (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Key Presence
Honours and Awards
2009
Jun
Journal Editorship
2013
Jan

On editoral board

2011
Jun

On editoral board

Media Appearances
2012
Jul

Several Radio and TV appreances

Memberships of External Bodies
2009
Feb

Executive Board Member

2009
Feb
2009
Feb