Professor Colin Orpin is most well-known for the ground-breaking research he conducted on the discovery and characterization of anaerobic fungi in the 1970s, challenging the dogma of the time that all fungi respired. You can read an interview with Professor Orpin and his biography in this section of the website.

Professor Colin Orpin pictured with his wife Patricia, who he named Neocallimastix patriciarum after (Photo taken in 1974 at a scientific congress in Aberdeen, UK)