Dr Jason Sumner-Kalkun

ABG Researcher - Industrial Microbiology

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 6347


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