Dr. Geoffrey Codd

coddGeoffrey Codd is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Dundee UK, and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling, UK, and Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He has spent most of his university career investigating the microbiology of cyanobacteria and algae: from fundamental biochemistry and ecotoxicology, to the development and application of methods for the assessment of water resources and their management for the protection of human, animal and ecosystem health. He has published 265 papers in refereed journals and a further 330 articles in conference proceedings, edited books and special publications. Geoff has given over 380 oral presentations in 34 countries, 85% by invitation. He has participated as a partner or chairman of international working parties and projects (UNESCO, WHO, European Union) in addition to projects throughout the UK, on cyanobacterial blooms, cyanotoxins and on the protection of waterbodies and health. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Ethnomedicine, WY, USA, a member of the European Environmental Research Organisation, a past President of the British Phycological Society and of the Federation of European Phycological Societies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Recent Publications

  • Extraction of cyanostatins and their analysis, with microcystins and anabaenopeptin A, in a 21-year archive of cyanobacterial bloom samples
  • Effects of the cyanobacterial neurotoxin -N-methylamino-L-alanine on the early-life stage development of zebrafish (Danio rerio)
  • A method for acetonitrile-free microcystin analysis and purification by high-performance liquid chromatography, using methanol as mobile phase