Dr Ben Temperton


Dr Ben Temperton is a microbial ecologist, specialising in how host-virus interactions shape marine carbon biogeochemistry and drive co-evolution. His research combines big-data computational biology with isolation and experimental culturing of important marine microbes and their bacteriophages. To this end, his group has developed long-read viral metagenomics protocols on the MinION sequencer and high throughput isolation methods for novel host-virus systems of fastidious microbes. Dr Temperton heads up the sequencing for the SouthWest hub of COG-UK.