David Barrie Johnson

David Barrie Johnson

Professor
Professor Barrie Johnson leads a large international research group researching into various aspects of metal-microbe interactions, most specifically using micro-organisms that live in extremely acidic environments (acidophiles) at the College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University. He has isolated and characterized many new species of bacteria, some of which are being used in novel bio-processing systems for extracting metals from ores ("biomining") and also for recovering metals from waste streams.