Name Dr Terence James Bartlett
Job Title Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Subject(s) Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science
Tel 01902 322693

Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science

Terence studied for his BSc (Hons) Applied Biology (sandwich) degree at Thames Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich) and subsequently pursued an interest in molecular biology and biochemistry by completing a PhD at the University of Greenwich on the aspartate transcarbamoylase from wheat. Whilst completing his thesis, he worked as a research assistant at the Polytechnic of Central London, where he was involved in exploring novel methods for synthesis of prebiotics. This has developed into research in applied microbiology, particularly production of biopolymers from bacteria and their evaluation as protective agents for storage and delivery of probiotic (gut-friendly) bacteria.


After several post-doctoral Fellowshipsin molecularbiology related fields, Terence joined the University of Wolverhampton in 1999 and is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Sciences.  His teaching duties include general Biochemistry, in particular enzyme kinetics and electrophoresis, and Forensic Science, where he teaches crime scene related aspects of the course, including bloodstain pattern analysis and recovery and analysis of DNA rich evidence.

In addition to teaching, Terence has developed his research interests through supervision of one PhD project (as second supervisor) and is director of studies for another PhD project investigating the production and evaluation of bacterial biopolymers to be used to improve survival and efficacy of probiotic bacteria.

Basic bloodstain pattern analysis course (organised by the IABPA) completed in 2009

Production and evaluation of bacterial biopolymers to be used to improve survival and efficacy of probiotic bacteria.

  • Bacillus subtilis natto: a non-toxic source of poly-gamma-glutamic acid that could be used as a cryoprotectant for probiotic bacteria.
  • Aditya R Bhat, Victor U Irorere, Terry Bartlett, David Hill, Gopal Kedia, Mark R Morris, Dimitris Charalampopoulos, Iza Radecka
  • AMB Express. 07/2013; 3(1):36.
  • Investigation Of Poly-γ-glutamic Acid Production From Six Different Bacillus Strains
  • A. Bhat, G. Kedia, T. Bartlett, D. Hill, D. Charalampopoulos, I. Radecka
  • Journal of Biotechnology 01/2010; 150:428-428.

Patent application


I. Radecka, D. Hill,  T. Bartlett, A. Bhat, G. Kedia