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Peter Jan 2018

You may have wondered why there is such a miscellaneous collection of apparently unrelated material on my Web site. That is because I am a person of wide interests.I do not hold with giving intimate details of one's life or one's CV to anyone on the Web who comes and looks for it. Suffice it to say that I am a retired senior academic, who did not quite make it to professor, who has worked and studied in the Netherlands. I am a biochemist/microbiologist by training, and have worked in the Microbiology departments of the Universities of Groningen and Delft, and I have a number of good friends in the Netherlands. Hence the fact that I can speak Dutch, and hence the Dutch material on my Web site.

Here is a nice panoramic view of the Grote Markt in Groningen:


You will need to use your slider on the bottom of your browser frame to have a complete view of the scene.

I have a long list of publications that you can peruse if you wish.

Scientific Pedigree

Every scientist has a research pedigree, which he or she inherits from his or her supervisor, who in turn owes his or her training to an earlier supervisor. It is important to be able to testify to one's academic and research training background by knowing one's scientific line of descent. A good example of a collection of such scientific pedigrees in the field of chemistry is on John Andraos's web site. See also this link. You can see my pedigree here and that of certain of my own past PhD students. The pedigree goes back to Pierre d'Ailly, Cardinal in the fourteenth century.

I am Editor of the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, hence the links to that journal and the other microbiological material on this site. I am also a devout Anglican, and hence there is a lot on this site related to churches and theology. In particular I maintain the Web sites for Saint Mary's Parish Church, Barton-on-Humber and for the Wayfarers' Walking Club (North Lincs).

As both a microbiologist and a consumer, I am interested in beer, so there is a page on that topic, concentrating mainly on English, Dutch and Belgian beers.

Last updated 22 October 2020