Dr Jason Sumner

Industrial Microbiology

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 6347

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Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Microbiome, soil, plant and animal associated microbes
  • Biological control/ Bio-fumigation
  • Invertebrate pests of Agriculture


  • 2015- Present. Joined SASA on an industry funded R&D project assessing beneficial microbial communities in soil and their utilisation in crop protection; particularly PCN management and Bio-fumigation. 
  • 2010- 2014 PhD CASE Studentship on Biological Control at University of Reading (funded by BBSRC and CERTIS BCP). Researching predatory mites and their associated microbial communities, to inform biological control strategies.
  • 2007-2010 BSc Zoology. University of Reading
Saloña-Bordas MI, Bahillo de la Puebla P, Díaz Martín B, Sumner J, Perotti MA.  2015.  Ixodes ricinus, an occasional phoront on necrophagous and coprophagous beetles in Europe. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 65(2):243–248.