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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
Read more at: Dr Adam Dinan

Dr Adam Dinan

What I do:

I am using computational methods to functionally annotate bacterial genomes, using a variety of genome-scale "omics" data sets.

Research Interests:

  • Functional genomics

Read more at: Dr Vignesh Shetty

Dr Vignesh Shetty

What I do:

In the realm of infectious diseases, I'm currently focusing on microbial evolution, molecular diagnostics, and the effectiveness of vaccines and immunoglobulin therapy.

Read more at: Rachel Jackson

Rachel Jackson

What I do:

I am interested in how the human genome defends itself from invaders such as viruses and retrotransposons. I am investigating how the HUman Silencing Hub (HUSH) is able to distinguish foreign DNA from our own genes, and the mechanism of silencing.

Research Interests:

Intracellular immunity, epigenetics, transcription, molecular biology, mathematical modelling.

Read more at: Joana Dias

Joana Dias

Research Interests:
Most of my work is devoted to genomically characterising Salmonella Paratyphi A with a particular focus on AMR, virulence factors, phylogeny and global distribution of the pathogen. I am also interested in azithromycin resistance within S. Paratyphi A with a focus on the increase of resistance in low-mid-income countries.

Read more at: Katrien Sutherland

Katrien Sutherland

What I do:

I am developing a 2D intestinal organoid monolayer model with macrophage co-culture to study intestinal barrier function and enteric commensal/pathogen interactions.

Research Interests:

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Novel alternatives to antibiotics
  • Antimicrobial resistance

Read more at: Dr Newton Peres

Dr Newton Peres

About my research:

I study adaptive immunity to pathogens, malignant cells and autoimmune diseases.


Read more at: Caroline Zellmer

Caroline Zellmer

Caroline Zellmer is a microbiologist and PhD student based at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral work will focus on using genomics and applied microbiology to better understand antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella with the aim of developing novel or repurposing available therapeutics.