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Callum Rimmer

Callum Rimmer

Academic Associate

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Callum Rimmer is an Academic Associate in microbial genomics in the Department of Biosciences. Callum teaches on a number of undergraduate modules, such as Living Systems (L4), Practical Techniques (L4) and Applied Bioinformatics (L6). Callum also leads bioinformatics teaching in the modules Biomolecular Structure and Function (L5) and Professional Skills in Biochemistry (L5).

Research areas

Callum is studying for a PhD on the 'Population genomics of Staphylococcus epidermidis' under Dr. Jonathan Thomas. Callum's research involves a mixture of wet and dry-lab work, with a focus on bioinformatics and Illumina / Oxford Nanopore sequencing.

Callum is a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota (AROM) research group.

External activity

Callum is a member of the Microbiology Society and the Royal Society of Biology.


Rayment S, Garrie K, Kaur I, et al. (2022) Investigating student engagement and making science real during a pandemic: Bioskills at Home, a case study. Edu Sci.

Rimmer CO and Thomas JC. (2022) Complete Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus edaphicus Strain CCM 8731. Microbiol Resour Announc.