Reinventing Pest Control.
Protecting People, Animals, and the Planet
At BugBiome, we're revolutionising pest control by harnessing the power of microbial solutions. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable world by replacing harmful synthetic chemicals with naturally evolved bio-repellents.
We're dedicated to safeguarding health and ecosystems, creating safer and more effective pest control solutions.
Innovative bio-repellents for a healthier planet
We're focused on developing microbial repellents for key pests:
Our bio-repellents are designed to protect humans, animals, and crops, reducing reliance on synthetic chemicals and fostering environmental resilience.
Supporting Growers with Sustainable Solutions
In an era of increasing environmental challenges, our microbial solutions empower growers. We help them combat pests more effectively and sustainably, boosting yields and ensuring the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.
Harnessing the Power of the Microbiome
Our cutting-edge research in microbiology and synthetic biology leads to the development of effective and eco-friendly bio-repellents. Our innovative approach leverages the microbiome to offer a new class of pest control solutions.
Collaborating for a Sustainable Future
Our team, comprised of experts in microbiology and business, collaborates closely with growers and communities. We're committed to creating a paradigm shift in pest control, prioritizing safety, sustainability, and community well-being in every step.
As a team, we’re passionate about the potential for science to shape human health and sustain the future of our planet. We’re always searching for talented individuals to join us.
Redefining Pest Control through Microbial Science
At BugBiome, we're transforming pest control by using advanced microbial science. We develop eco-friendly bio-repellents that are effective and safe for humans, animals, and the environment. Our approach ensures sustainable pest management, contributing to a healthier planet.
Building a Safer and Sustainable Future
As environmental and health concerns rise, our focus is on creating a sustainable pest control system. We aim to minimise the use of harmful chemicals, protect ecosystems, and promote the well-being of all species.
As the population grows, we need a way to feed it. Our technology is opening up a new way of working. One that connects the dots between production and consumption and gives growers the tools to meet the environmental pressures of today.
Our products, derived from natural microbial communities, offer a revolutionary alternative to traditional pest control methods. These bio-repellents are safer for users and the environment, aligning with our commitment to sustainability.
Our solutions support healthier living spaces, reducing the impact of pests while avoiding the use of hazardous chemicals.
BugBiome's innovations contribute to a more sustainable world, reducing chemical pollutants and fostering ecological balance.
Leading the Way with Microbial Technology
Our state-of-the-art research in microbiology and synthetic biology empowers us to develop unique and effective bio-repellents, setting new standards in pest control.
Innovative Science for Effective Pest Control
At BugBiome, our technology revolves around the intricate study and manipulation of microbial communities to develop natural, effective pest repellents. Unlike traditional methods, our approach involves enhancing the innate capabilities of these microbes to deter pests naturally.
Microbial Derived Technology
Our core technology focuses on identifying and enhancing beneficial microbes that naturally repel pests. This method, rooted in deep scientific research, allows us to create products that are not only effective but also environmentally friendly and safe for use around humans and animals.
Science with impact
Our work has global impact, and we're a team with a global outlook. We are proud of our diverse team and work hard to create a rich and meaningful workplace. Just like a healthy ecosystem.
We're all about the power of people.
We work to remedy the challenges faced daily by local growers and consumers by listening carefully to what they have to say, in order to learn from and adapt to the specific needs of our farmers on the frontline.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Alicia Showering
Alicia has a BSc in Biosciences from University of Liverpool, MSc in Epidemiology and a PhD in Disease Control from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is motivated by the damage insects cause in agriculture and human health and founded BugBiome to bring microbial alternatives to market.
Chief Commercial Officer
Chris Mosedale has a BSci in Molecular & Cellular Biology, before joining a microbiome start-up in and supporting their journey through research and development management. With a background in commercialising early stage biotechnology, he supports the company in its commercial goals.
Bob holds a MSc in Medical Microbiology from the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Known for his enthusiasm and exceptional organizational skills, Bob plays a pivotal role in managing the strain collection and spearheading the discovery of novel microbes.
Find your purpose
We apply our passion for tech innovation to solve real world problems. We are on the lookout for professionals who want to make an impact on the people who need it most.
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|Fixed Term Contract
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Extracting chemicals from the plant phyllosphere involves identifying compounds produced by microbes living on leaf surfaces. These include bacterially derived volatiles, antifungal agents, and insect deterrents. Discovering these compounds is challenging due to the complex interactions within the microbial community and the need for advanced analytical techniques. However, the advantages of these natural compounds over synthetic chemicals are significant: they are often more biodegradable, less likely to cause resistance in pests and pathogens, and generally safer for non-target organisms, including humans and beneficial insects.
Utilising microbial actives from bacterially derived compounds, BugBiome's repellents offer a natural alternative to synthetic chemicals. These actives target specific pest behaviours without harming non-target species, ensuring safety and environmental sustainability.
Our biostimulants, derived from beneficial microbes like mycorrhizal fungi, enhance plant growth and resilience. They improve nutrient uptake and stress tolerance, leading to healthier crops with reduced need for synthetic fertilisers.
BugBiome's microbial-based pesticides use naturally occurring bacteria and fungi to target specific pests. These biopesticides are biodegradable and less likely to lead to resistance compared to traditional pesticides.
Our post-harvest products utilise microbial agents to inhibit spoilage and pathogens, extending shelf life naturally. This approach reduces food waste and reliance on chemical preservatives, offering a safer, more sustainable alternative.
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