We have a three year position here that would suit someone who is looking to transition out of academia into the commercial environment. Click Below for further details – please email your interest to s.rolfe@sheffield.ac.uk or alex@conidia.com




Season Greetings From Conidia Bioscience

Give The Postmen A Rest

And Order Your Fuel Test

 Before The Holiday Fest!

Reminder to order your FUELSTAT® Plus testing kits before the busy holiday period!  

The last shipping dates for all orders will be Thursday 20th December 2018.

Deliveries  will return to normal on the 2nd January 2019

FUELSTAT Result App Portal has been updated to include a FUELSTAT Result Analysis Report: –

Customers are now able to:

Download and keep a full record of all individual FUELSTAT Plus tests in a Portable Document Format.



This Captures:

Detailed Identity Information – this includes when and where the test was taken, the asset, tank number.

Alert levels of Bacteria, Fungi and Hormoconis.


The report also contains a result data and interpretation & Guidance table.


FUELSTAT Result Analysis Report


To register for the app please contact press@conidia.com


We are proud to announce that over the summer our Technical Director Dr Joan Kelley was appointed Chair of the Energy Institute Microbiology Committee


The committee develops guidelines and standards for the detection, prevention and remediation of microbial contamination in fuels and lubricants, designed to be used in both upstream and downstream aspects of the petroleum industry.

Dr Kelley states: ‘After many years where fuels and microbial detection methods have changed a little, we have entered a period where they are now developing rapidly.  Biodiesels and synthetic fuels are challenging our understanding of the basics of fuel microbial ecology. Microbial Molecular Methods (MMM) can help us understand microbial ecology in ways we couldn’t imagine 10 years ago.  What was considered ‘Next Generation Sequencing’ (NGS) only 3 years ago is now virtually routine and while it will be a few more years before these techniques are developed as rapid field test methods, people are using them to understand what is happening microbiologically in the new fuels and lubricants.  The EI Microbiology Committee supports the needs of the petroleum industry and as it changes we need to change with it.  New technologies allow us to better understand the microbiology of new fuels and the EI committee will continue to translate developments into clear guidance on best practice for the industry in general.’