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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Read more at: Dr Kate Mellor

Dr Kate Mellor

Kate Mellor is a senior staff scientist in the Pathogens and Microbes programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and a member of the Global Pneumococcal Sequencing project core team. Her work focuses upon the genomics of Streptococcus pneumoniae, with a particular interest in using longitudinal data to understand the dynamics of acquisition and carriage.

Read more at: Elias Rafael Ruiz-Morales

Elias Rafael Ruiz-Morales

What I do:

I am a PhD student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where I study the complex relationship between host and pathogens in the placental tissue. The placenta serves as a vital defense mechanism, shielding the fetus from harmful external pathogens. Nevertheless, some pathogens can overcome this barrier, posing an imminent danger to both mother and fetus.

Read more at: Alexandria Harrott

Alexandria Harrott

What I do:

I am a laboratory research scientist who works on developing methods to track the evolution of plasmodium and mosquitoes. Working collaboratively with our partners to track and surveillance malaria.

Read more at: Dr Mukul Rawat

Dr Mukul Rawat

What I do:

My research interest revolves around understanding the transcriptional regulation of resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. The emergence of resistance requires stringent transcriptional regulation, which in turn is dictated by various key molecular players. Deciphering the role of these molecules can open up more avenue for the development of malaria transmission-blocking intervention strategies.

Read more at: Emma Carpenter

Emma Carpenter

What do I do?

I am a final year PhD student who has been working on the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and the interplay between different drug resistances and the subsequent impact on parasite fitness.

Read more at: Dr Rachael Dellar

Dr Rachael Dellar

What I do:

I am a junior doctor currently working with the Bentley group at the Sanger for four months as part of an academic clinical fellowship in infectious disease. My research with the Bentley group will focus on tetracycline resistance in streptococcus.