Tim BEACON

Paul Wyn Jones

Research Technician in Biorefining Engineering

paj@aber.ac.uk

Aberystwyth University

Background

I graduated from Cardiff University with a II(i) Hons in applied biology in 1992. This was followed by 4 years research on Biotransformations in single and mixed organic solvents at Aberystwyth University. Then I became the food microbiologist at NFF Bakeries, Aberystwyth testing all along the production line.

I moved to IGER, Aberystwyth joining the grass breeding team helping with national trials of grass and clover and then spent 8 years working with Phytoquest, Aberystwyth isolating novel compounds from natural products to be used in various assays. After a short contract with the Grassahol project researching bioethanol I joined the Beacon project in November 2011.

Research Interests

  • Biorefining
  • Phytochemistry

BEACON Activities

I am a Research Technician for BEACON, responsible for helping with the day to day running of the new pilot laboratory facility including both primary and secondary processing areas. Also to assist with any other research as required.

Future Plans

  • To help make Beacon a success!
  • To carry on further within this field