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Read more at: Dr Caitlin Collins

Dr Caitlin Collins

What I do:

I am developing methods to better understand accessory genome evolution. By analysing non-SNP variation, namely the gain and loss of whole genes and mobile elements, within a phylogenetic framework, my work aims to characterise evolutionary rates in the accessory genome and to examine how gene gain/loss and selection give rise to the variation observed in bacterial accessory genomes over different timescales.

Read more at: Molly Cliff

Molly Cliff

What I do:

I am currently working as a Research Assistant for Dr Caroline Trotter to investigate the epidemiology of pneumococcal disease in Africa. We are currently working to review existing pneumococcal data sets from the African meningitis belt and use this data to analyses prevention and control strategies of pneumococcal disease/outbreaks with a focus on displaced populations.

Read more at: Dr Ana C. da Silva

Dr Ana C. da Silva

What I do:

Currently, I'm investigating the role of uncultured bacteria in the human gut, with the goal of understanding how the composition of the gut microbiome may influence the incidence of gut-related human diseases.

Read more at: Dr Lu Yang

Dr Lu Yang

What I do:

I’m a postdoctoral fellow at Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control and College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University. And now a visiting scholar in the Pathogen Genomics and Evolution Group of the University of Cambridge.

Read more at: Dr Qi Yin

Dr Qi Yin

What I do:

I study meta-genomics analysis of the human gut microbiome and the development of potential antibacterial agents derived from gut microbes.

Read more at: Kristina Kordova

Kristina Kordova

What I do:

Applying machine learning for the discovery of novel antimicrobial resistance variants in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Research Interests:

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacterial genomics
  • Machine learning
  • Single-cell sequencing

Read more at: Lauren Adams

Lauren Adams

Research focus:

  • Epidemiology and mathematical modelling to support the infant immunisation schedule in England and Wales.
  • Estimating the number of cases prevented by introducing a MenACWY vaccination dose into the UK infant schedule. - Funded by the HPRU for immunisation and presented to the JCVI.

Read more at: Dr Kate Hughes

Dr Kate Hughes

What I do:

I am a research-active veterinary pathologist focussing on mammary gland biology and pathology. As such I am interested in mastitis and the mammary gland's response to mastitis pathogens. A secondary interest lies in the field of lagomorph pathology including host response to hepatic parasites.