Reuben Shipway

OGL, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Completed a Ph.D. titled ‘On the life history strategies of the Teredinidae’ under the supervision of Dr. Simon Cragg at the Insititue of Marine Sciences,¬† University of Portsmouth. Current postdoctoral research examines the identity, function and transport of lignocellulse active enzymes in wood-eating (xylotrophic) bivalves of the Teredinidae.

Research interests include: wood degrading organisms, particularly the marine teredinid bivalves commonly referred to as shipworms; xylotrophic symbioses; lignocellulose degradation and exploring novel pathways to produce cellulosic ethanol.


  • Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK, Ph.D.