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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Read more at: Dr Somenath Bakshi

Dr Somenath Bakshi

What I do:

I am a quantitative microbiologist who uses a systems approach to analyse the emergence and evolution of antibiotic resistance and applies synthetic biology approaches to engineer solutions to tackle those.


Research Interests:


  • Single-cell analysis of antibiotic persistence

  • Collective tolerance towards antibiotic resistance

  • Horizontal gene transfer

  • Evolution of antibiotic resistance

Read more at: Dr Tommaso Busolo

Dr Tommaso Busolo

What do I do?

I am developing wearable biosensors that enable the vaginal microbiome to be readily tested in at-home or point-of-care settings. The sensing technology is housed in a discreet wearable pad that non-invasively collects and screens discharged vaginal fluid for bacterial infections. Data from the sensor will be wirelessly transmitted to a smartphone and displayed to the user via an app. This tool could be used for preventing infections and improving treatment efficacy, particularly by patients suffering from recurrent infections.

Read more at: Professor P John Clarkson FREng

Professor P John Clarkson FREng