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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Directory

  1. Co-Chairs
  2. Operations Group
  3. Steering Committee
  4. Principal Investigators
  5. Postdoctoral Researchers
  6. Graduate Students
  7. Associated Professionals

Co-Chairs

Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor James Wood
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of a number of diseases in Africa and globally.

Operations Group

Professor P John Clarkson, FREng
  • Department of Engineering
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor Andres Floto
  • Department of Medicine
  • The response of Macrophages and Dendritic cells to bacterial and mycobacterial infection.
Dr Andrew James Grant
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence.
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology
  • Innovation of cheap diagnostics in developing countries.
Rachel Hoffmann
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Coordinator, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Professor Julian Parkhill, FRS FMedSci
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • The emergence, transmission and evolution of bacterial pathogens.
Dr Martin Welch
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
Professor James Wood
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of a number of diseases in Africa and globally.

Steering Committee

Dr Sarah Caddy
  • A Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).
Professor Pietro Cicuta
  • Department of Physics
  • Salmonella infection of macrophages; bacterial adhesion in airways; P.falciparum (Malaria) egress and invasion in red blood cells; gene expression noise in E.coli; new phenotipic responses to antibiotics; microfluidics/single cell imaging.
Professor P John Clarkson, FREng
  • Department of Engineering
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr Nik Cunniffe
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Mathematical modelling of the spread, detection, evolution and control of crop and tree diseases.
Dr Robert Doubleday
  • Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)
  • Strengthening the contribution academic research can make to improving public policy.
Professor Gordon Dougan, FRS
  • Department of Medicine
  • Vaccinology/pathogenic mechanisms, specialising on the immunology of mucosal vaccines and molecular basis of infection.
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor Andres Floto
  • Department of Medicine
  • The response of Macrophages and Dendritic cells to bacterial and mycobacterial infection.
Dr Effrossyni Gkrania - Klotsas, MD, MPH, FRCP, PhD
  • A consultant in infectious diseases with an interest in primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and transplantation.
Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Department of Pathology
  • Virus-host interactions, with particular emphasis on noroviruses.
Dr Andrew James Grant
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence.
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology
  • Innovation of cheap diagnostics in developing countries.
Rachel Hoffmann
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Coordinator, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Dr Hugo Leal
  • Cambridge Digital Humanities
  • Combines research and teaching activities on misinformation, collective action and digital methods.
Professor Andrew Lever
  • Department of Medicine
  • Molecular and structural biology of how RNA viruses package their genetic material and how they select their own RNA from the cell so specifically.
Professor Julian Parkhill, FRS FMedSci
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • The emergence, transmission and evolution of bacterial pathogens.
Professor George Salmond
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Bacterial Quorum sensing and virulence, regulation and biosynthesis of carbapenem antibiotics and prodigiosin, protein secretion systems, viral abortive infection systems and bacteriophages of plant and animal pathogens.
Professor Alan Short
  • Department of Architecture
  • Focus on ventilation in building design, including hospitals and surgical theatres.
Professor Derek Smith
  • Department of Zoology
  • Evolution and population dynamics of antigenically variable pathogens, particularly influenza viruses but also malaria, HIV, and HCV.
Professor Geoffrey Smith
  • Head of Department of Pathology
  • Poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox.
Professor Kenneth Smith
  • Department of Medicine
  • Basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection.
Dr Estee Torok
  • Department of Medicine
  • Current research focuses on translating microbial genomics into clinical practice, and also involved in clinical research in S. aureus, HIV, and tuberculosis.
Dr Martin Welch
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
Professor James Wood
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of a number of diseases in Africa and globally.

Principal Investigators

Professor David Aanensen
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Research and application of genomics for surveillance of high risk lineages of microbial pathogens.
Professor Chris Abell
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Structural biologist focused on fragment based drug discovery and targeting enzymes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Dr James Ajioka
  • Department of Pathology
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Parasitology
  • T. gondii genome sequence information to investigate basic properties of the host-parasite interaction.
Dr Stephen Baker
  • Department of Medicine, CITIID.
  • Molecular microbiologist; enteric infections in developing countries with an emphasis on Norovirus, Shigella spp. and Salmonella Typhi.
Professor Stephen Bentley
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Genomics of bacterial pathogenesis with a particular focus on pneumonia and meningitis
Dr Matt Berriman
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Matt leads the parasite genomics group who study the parasites that cause malaria and neglected tropical diseases.
Dr Barbara Blacklaws, BSc(Hon), PhD
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Virology
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Dr Andrew Blagborough
  • Department of Pathology
  • Characterization of malarial transmission and the design of anti-parasitic transmission-blocking interventions
Professor Sir Tom Blundell
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Structural biology, bioinformatics and drug discovery
Dr. Alex Borodavka
  • Department of Biochemistry, Henry Dale Fellow
  • Interested in the molecular principles of multi-segmented genome packaging and RNA-controlled self-assembly in viruses.
Dr Ian Brierley
  • Translational control
  • Ribosomal frameshifting and readthrough
  • Virus gene expression
  • RNA structure and function
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Dr Katherine Brown
  • Department of Physics
  • Development of Therapeutics for Bacterial Infectious Diseases, including Traumatic Injury Infection and Biothreat Agents
Dr Hilary Browne
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Intestinal microbiota; evolution of intestinal spore-forming bacteria in human gut.
Professor Clare Bryant
  • BBSRC Research Development Fellow
  • Immunopharmacology
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Dr Raymond Bujdoso
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Immunology
  • Prion diseases
Dr Cinzia Cantacessi
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal helminths, host-parasite interactions, high-throughput sequencing technologies.
Professor John Carr
  • Professor of Plant Virology
Dr Mark Carrington
  • Molecular Cell Biology of Trypanosomes
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Dr Graham Christie
  • We study bacterial spores (e.g. Bacillus and Clostridium), with a focus on their assembly, structure, and germination.
Professor Pietro Cicuta
  • Department of Physics
  • Salmonella infection of macrophages; bacterial adhesion in airways; P.falciparum (Malaria) egress and invasion in red blood cells; gene expression noise in E.coli; new phenotipic responses to antibiotics; microfluidics/single cell imaging.
Professor P John Clarkson, FREng
  • Department of Engineering
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr Andrew Conlan
  • University Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
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Professor Anne Cooke
  • Professor of Immunobiology
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Dr Colin Crump
  • Virus assembly and egress
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Dr Nik Cunniffe
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Mathematical modelling of the spread, detection, evolution and control of crop and tree diseases.
Dr Romola Davenport
  • Infectious disease mortality in historical populations; smallpox; tuberculosis ; influenza; puerperal infections
Prof Nick Day
  • Professor of Tropical Medicine, Director of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand
Dr Daniela De Angelis
  • Programme leader
  • Statistical methods in epidemic modelling
Janet Deane
  • Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions during bacterial infection
Ulrich Desselberger, MD FRCPath FRCPG FRCP
  • Molecular biology of rotaviruses
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Professor Gordon Dougan, FRS
  • Department of Medicine
  • Vaccinology/pathogenic mechanisms, specialising on the immunology of mucosal vaccines and molecular basis of infection.
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor David Dunne
  • Epidemiology and Immunology of Schistosomiasis and other Human Parasitic Diseases.
Professor Walderez Dutra
  • Immunoregulatory networks in human parasitic diseases as a tool for understanding pathology and protection.
Dr Brian Ferguson
  • Innate recognition of viruses and vaccine development
Professor Andres Floto
  • Department of Medicine
  • The response of Macrophages and Dendritic cells to bacterial and mycobacterial infection.
Gillian Fraser
  • Senior University Lecturer in Cellular & Molecular Microbiology
  • Head of the Division of Microbiology & Parasitology, Department of Pathology
  • Niccoli Fellow in the Natural Sciences & Director of Studies, Queens' College
Professor Simon Frost
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Use of mathematical and statistical modelling to understanding the dynamics and evolution of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C and influenza A.
Professor Chris Gilligan
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Epidemiological modelling to predict the spread of plant disease epidemics and to identify and optimise economically and ecologically sustainable strategies for disease management.
Dr Effrossyni Gkrania - Klotsas, MD, MPH, FRCP, PhD
  • A consultant in infectious diseases with an interest in primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and transplantation.
Professor Julia Gog
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
  • Mathematics of infectious diseases,viral bioinformatics,influenza modelling
Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Department of Pathology
  • Virus-host interactions, with particular emphasis on noroviruses.
Dr Stephen Graham
  • Molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking and viral infection
Dr Andrew James Grant
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence.
Dr Harriet Groom , MRSB
  • Henslow Research Fellow - Downing College. Associate PI in the Department of Medicine.
  • I research the molecular interactions between retroviruses and human cells.
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology
  • Innovation of cheap diagnostics in developing countries.
Professor Jonathan Luke Heeney
  • Comparative Pathology of Viral Infections
  • Head of the Lab of Viral Zoonotics
Dr Danika Hill
  • Research Fellow, Babraham Institute
  • Lymphocyte Signalling and Development
  • Studying T cell and antibody responses to global health vaccines
Professor Mark A Holmes, MA, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS
  • Reader in Microbial Genomics & Veterinary Science
  • Director of Studies in Clinical Veterinary Medicine (Churchill College)
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Professor Christopher Howe
  • We are interested in the molecular biology of the remnant chloroplast (apicoplast) in apicomplexan parasites (e.g. Plasmodium)
David Huggins
  • My research is focused on the development of novel computational methods for developing effective new therapeutics.
Chris Illingworth
  • Study of microbial evolution
Dr Francis Jiggins
  • The evolution and genetics of insects and their pathogens
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Dr Robert Kingsley
  • Elucidation of host-Pathogen interactions of enteric bacteria using a genomic and phylogenomic approach.
Professor Andreas Kontoleon
  • Public policy evaluation; Health economics
Dr Mara Lawniczak
  • Group Leader: Vector-parasite interactions
  • We use genomic approaches to better understand mosquito populations and parasite transmission dynamics.
Professor Andrew Lever
  • Department of Medicine
  • Molecular and structural biology of how RNA viruses package their genetic material and how they select their own RNA from the cell so specifically.
Dr Pietro Liò
  • Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics
Dr. Paula MacGregor
  • Principal Investigator
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • The molecular basis and evolution of host-parasite interactions in African trypanosomes.
Pietro Mastroeni
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Reader in Infection and Immunity
  • Pathogen behaviour (e.g. location, growth, spread in the body, gene regulation) in vivo at the single cell level in relation to immunity, vaccines and antibiotics.
Dr Nicholas Matheson
  • Viral and cellular regulation of immunometabolism
Professor Ian McConnell
  • Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Science
  • Research Interest Immunology of infection
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Richard A. McKay
  • History of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on men who have sex with men (MSM)
Dr Catherine J. Merrick
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Pathology
  • Basic biology of the human malaria parasite and impact of this biology on virulence. Molecular genetics and cell biology
Dr. Piers D Mitchell
  • Affiliated Lecturer in Biological Anthropology
  • Hospital Consultant (specialist) in NHS
  • Director of the Cambridge Ancient Parasites Laboratory
Dr Yorgo Modis
  • Molecular mechanisms of cell entry, evolution and innate immune recognition of enveloped RNA viruses
01223 267282
Elizabeth Murchison
  • Genetic diversity and evolution in clonally transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils
Dr Ankur Mutreja
  • Department of Medicine/CITIID
  • Uses advanced bacterial genomics and metagenomics to understand the evolution and spread of pathogens and mine genomic data to identify robust, risk-informative diagnostic markers
Dr Sergey Nejentsev, MD, PhD
  • Royal Society Research Fellow
Ellen Nisbet
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Evolution of the Plasmodium apicoplast
Dr Roisin Owens
  • University Lecturer, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • I develop in vitro models of the gut-brain axis with integrated electronic monitoring.
Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi
  • My interests are sustainability of HIV services in Africa, fungal infections in Uganda and HIV/STI management
Professor Julian Parkhill, FRS FMedSci
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • The emergence, transmission and evolution of bacterial pathogens.
Nazima Pathan
  • Clinical and research interests in inflammation, sepsis , nutrition and the relationship between gut microbiota and the host
Taufiq Rahman
  • Structure and ligand-guided development of novel small molecule leads against druggable microbial proteins
Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan
  • We are interested in understanding the pathogenesis of tuberculosis and the basis of vastly different susceptibilities to this disease.
Felix Randow
  • Cell autonomous innate immunity, i.e. the ability of individual cells to defend themselves against infection
Professor Julian Rayner
  • Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR)/Department of Medicine
  • High throughput approaches to understand the biology of malaria parasites and prioritise new drug and vaccine targets
Dr Mansoor Raza
  • Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
  • Trafficking and processing of bacterial proteins by mammalian cells.
Professor Randy J Read
  • Professor of Protein Crystallography
  • Develop methods for X-ray crystallography and apply to medically-relevant proteins
01223 336500
Dr Olivier Restif
  • Alborada Lecturer in Epidemiology
  • Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • Fellow of Robinson College
Henrik Salje, Dr.
  • Department of Genetics
  • Applied public health research, especially with regards to the spread of infectious pathogens, and sitting at the interface of mathematical modelling, genetics, population biology, big data, public health and field-based epidemiology.
Professor George Salmond
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Bacterial Quorum sensing and virulence, regulation and biosynthesis of carbapenem antibiotics and prodigiosin, protein secretion systems, viral abortive infection systems and bacteriophages of plant and animal pathogens.
Dr Crina Samarghitean
  • JBS/Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Develop bioinformatics tools for communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Dr. Manjinder Sandhu
  • Population based, public health and genetic epidemiology studies of chronic infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Dr Sebastian Schornack
  • Gatsby Research Group Leader
  • We study plant processes underlying the accommodation of beneficial and pathogenic microbes.
Professor Alan Short
  • Department of Architecture
  • Focus on ventilation in building design, including hospitals and surgical theatres.
Professor John Sinclair
  • Professor Sinclair’s research interests are in the molecular biology and pathogenesis of human herpes viruses, particularly human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). HCMV is a major cause of disease in transplant patients and patients with AIDS and his research program aims to understand latency and reactivation of this persistent human virus and how the host immune response combats virus disease
Professor Derek Smith
  • Department of Zoology
  • Evolution and population dynamics of antigenically variable pathogens, particularly influenza viruses but also malaria, HIV, and HCV.
Professor Geoffrey Smith
  • Head of Department of Pathology
  • Poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox.
Professor Kenneth Smith
  • Department of Medicine
  • Basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection.
Professor David Spring
  • Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
AJ teVelthuis, Dr
  • Department of Pathology
  • How viral RNA polymerases work and contribute to RNA virus pathogenicity.
Dr Laurence S. Tiley
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Virology
  • Fellow of Queens' College (Part 1A MIMS supervisor)
  • Biological Safety Officer (Dept. Vet Medicine)
(01223) 339554 (Vet medicine) (01223) 330180 (Queens')
Dr Estee Torok
  • Department of Medicine
  • Current research focuses on translating microbial genomics into clinical practice, and also involved in clinical research in S. aureus, HIV, and tuberculosis.
Dr Flavio Toxvaerd
  • Lecturer in Economics
Dr Caroline Trotter
  • Principal Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Academic Director Cambridge Africa, Department of Pathology
  • Honorary Epidemiologist at Public Health England
Professor John Trowsdale, PhD FMedSci
  • Professor of Immunology
+44 (0)1223 330248
Dr Hendrik W. van Veen
  • Reader in Molecular Pharmacology
  • -focus on antimicrobial resistance-
01223-765295
Ross Waller
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Evolution of Apicomplexan Parasites
+44 (0)1223 766057
Dr Lucy Weinert
  • Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Henry Dale Fellow
  • Principal Investigator
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John Welch
  • Molecular evolution of pathogens
Dr Martin Welch
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
Professor Jeremy Wells
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Host-microbial interactions, mucosal immunology, bacterial infection and immunity, intestinal-health related research.
Shona Wilson
  • The immunology and epidemiology of human schistosomiasis
Professor James Wood
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of a number of diseases in Africa and globally.
Gavin Wright
  • I am interested in extracellular receptor-ligand interactions for host-pathogen interactions and reverse vaccinology.
Dr Eiko Yoneki
  • Digital Epidemiology: Modelling of Epidemic Spread using Human Mobility Data from Sensors and Mobile-Phones
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Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Jonas Dutra Albarnaz
  • Research Associate, Department of Pathology
  • Viral immunology: How vaccinia virus evades the host immune response to infection
Dr Anna Albecka-Moreau
  • Mechanisms of virus entry and assembly
Dr Joel Alves
  • Department of Genetics
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Genetic aspects of host-parasite interactions using as a model the European rabbit and the myxoma virus.
Dr Xiaoliang Ba
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus and other clinically important bacterial pathogens
Dr Anna Barford
  • Research Associate on the ‘Humanitarian Crises, Population Displacement and Epidemic Diseases, 1901-2010’ project.
Dr Josefin Bartholdson Scott
  • Research Associate, Department of Medicine
Angele Benard
  • I am a senior scientist interested in infectious diseases of global health relevance and international health management.
Dr Paul Birrell
  • Development of real-time systems for the tracking of pandemic influenza outbreaks.
Josie Bryant
  • I am a Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellow working on pathogen genomics
Dr Sarah Caddy
  • A Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).
Dr. Javier Castillo-Olivares
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • My research focus is the study of mechanisms of immunity induced by vaccination and the derivation of correlates of protection
Dr Chrispin Chaguza
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Molecular epidemiology and evolution of bacterial pathogens particularly Streptococcus pneumoniae
Claire Chewapreecha, PhD
  • Cambridge Department of Medicine
  • Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow.
Francesc Coll
  • Integration of bacterial whole-genome data with epidemiological, clinical and phenotypic data to glean biological insights
Dr Delphine Cuchet- Lourenco
  • Research Associate, Medicine
  • I have particular interest in understanding susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) and mycobacterial infection.
Ciara Dangerfield
  • Modelling economic impact and strategies to increase resilience against tree disease outbreaks.
Dr Stephen Dolan
  • Regulation of carbon flux through the glyoxylate shunt in the opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Dr Christopher Douse
  • Chemical and structural approaches to examine proten-ligand interactions in microbial infection
Stephen Doyle
  • Population genomics of drug selection in two veterinary parasites, Haemonchus contortus and Teladorsagia circumcincta
Dr Richard Dybowski
  • Senior Research Associate (Mathematical & Computational Biology)
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Dr Zoe Dyson
  • Working to better understand the evolution of the bacteria that cause Typhoid fever.
Davide Eletto
  • My research interests span the molecular mechanisms underlying primary immuno-deficiencies and human genetics
Edward Farnell
  • The structure and function of IgE binding antigens in metazoan parasites and their relationship to known allergenic proteins.
Samuel Forster
  • CJ Martin Biomedical Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Sam's work combines microbiology, immunology and computational analysis to interactions between the microbiota and pathogen
Dr Harriet Groom , MRSB
  • Henslow Research Fellow - Downing College. Associate PI in the Department of Medicine.
  • I research the molecular interactions between retroviruses and human cells.
Dr. Ian Groves
  • Department of Medicine
  • Targeting latent human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection by novel immunotherapeutic strategies in transplant settings
Srishti Gupta
  • My current work focuses on identifying genetic candidates for effective control of Campylobater in poultry and farm.
Dr William Hamilton
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Ewan Harrison
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Staphylococcus aureus in humans and animals.
Dr Sarah Jackson
  • I work on understanding the nature of the T cell mediated response to Cytomegalovirus infection.
Dorota Jamrozy
  • Comparative genomics of Staphylococcus aureus
Dr Freya Jephcott
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Research Fellow (JRF)
  • Outbreak surveillance and response systems, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Xiaowei Jiang, PhD
  • My research aims to understand the molecular basis of evolution.
Teemu Kallonen
  • NGS based characterization of the population structure and evolution of Enterobacteriaceae.
Dr Panchali Kanvatirth
  • Department of Pathology
  • Host-pathogen interactions & understanding the role of the immune system in antimicrobial resistance.
  • Exosome trafficking
Rebecca Kinsley
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Vaccine development
Elizabeth Klemm
  • Salmonella host-pathogen interactions
Krzysztof Kozak
  • Studying genomics of malaria-carrying Anopheles mosquitoes (Anopheles 1000 Genomes project). Mara Lawniczak Group.
Narender Kumar
  • Whole genome sequencing based prediction of Drug resistance in clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Dr Claudio Köser
  • Visiting scientist at Department of Genetics. Consultant for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), QuantuMDx Group Ltd. and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Dr Helen C Leggett
  • Social evolution and virulence in parasites by way of experimental evolution of various strains of bacteria and bacteriophages
Stephanie Wai-U Lo
  • Senior Bioinformatician
Dr Eyal Maori
  • Research Associate
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Howard Martin
  • Involved in translational research of infectious disease and development of new diagnostic assays within the NHS.
Dr Nicola Moloney
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge
  • My research utilises proteomics to better understand the interactions between African trypanosomes and their hosts.
Rita Monson
  • Secondary metabolite production in different microbes.
Dr Aaron Morris
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Disease ecologist and mathematical modeller, currently studying viral dynamics in bat populations
Dr Gemma Murray
  • Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wheldale Onslow Junior Research Fellow in Evolutionary Biology, Newnham College
Shunsuke Numata
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Biochemistry
  • Target discovery for novel antimicrobial drugs
Chisom Okponyia
  • Clinical Research Associate, Eastern Region Public Health Observatory, Institute of Public Health.
  • A public health professional with 5 years of experience in health care services, global health, data analysis, and research.
Matthew Patrick
  • Using spatial statistics to characterise and describe the host landscape in a heterogeneous environment
Selma Leulmi Pichot, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Uses nanomagnetic tools to overcome AMR.
Dr Emma Poole
  • Analysis of Human Cytomegalovirus Latency
Dr Anne Presanis
  • Investigator Statistician
  • in the "Statistical methods in epidemic modelling" programme
  • MRC Biostatistics Unit
Anna Victoria Protasio
  • Post-doctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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Claire Raisen
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Reseracher Sssisting Professor Mark Holmes
Adam Reid
  • Host-parasite interactions in parasites such as malaria and whipworm using nextgen sequencing and informatics
Dr Sandra Reuter
  • Hospital acquired bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance.
Gabriel Rinaldi
  • Development of functional genomic approaches for the blood flukes schistosomes, and the study of helminth-associated neoplasms
Eric Sampane-Donkor
  • Application of whole genome sequencing to investigate Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks in Ghana
Shabih Shakeel
  • Postdoctoral Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • I am a structural virologist. In past I worked on Picornaviruses structure and assembly. Currently working on E3 ligases.
Dr. Yoshiro Shiba
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Innovation in drug discovery
Dr Vikash Singh
  • Department of Pathology
  • Deciphering actin signalling mechanisms hijacked by numerous pathogens to gain entry and establishing systemic infection. Bacteriology, Signalling, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Salmonella, Shigella.
Dr Jordan Skittrall
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • Mathematical analyses of viral genomic data to predict function and drug targets
Dr Alex Smith
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Molecular microbiologist using glycoengineering approaches to develop vaccines to prevent bacterial disease in chickens
Dr Hannah Sore
  • Antibiotic drug discovery and diagnostic developement
Hazel Stewart
  • I am a postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr Andrew Firth, working on RNA regulatory structures within RNA viral genomes.
Martyn F. Symmons
  • Currently I work on protein:protein interactions in innate immunity and phagocytosis using our confocal microscope facility in the Physics of Medicine centre. I also work on molecular modelling of signalling complexes and viral RNAs. I previously worked on bacterial efflux pump assembly and bacteriophage structure.
Dr Andries J Van Tonder, DPhil
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pathogen genomics; Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) and various Mycobacterium species.
Dr Sina Tureli
  • Research Associate, Department of Zoology
  • Mathematical modelling of biological systems, dynamical systems
Dr Tracy Wang
  • Animal pathogens, vaccine, antimicrobial resistance and functional genomics
Simon Watson
  • Investigating the diversity, ecology, and molecular evolution of influenza virus in human, swine, and avian hosts
Dr Ashraf Zarkan
  • Research Associate
  • Studying the role of indole signalling in Persisters and Biofilm Formation (Aim: Anti-persisters/Anti-biofilm therapy)
Dr Zenon Zenonos
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Genetic modification of Plasmodium falciparum

Graduate Students

Harriet Bartlett
  • PhD Candidate
  • I research livestock sustainability: the relationships between biodiversity loss, GHG emissions, antibiotic use and welfare.
Carlos Bastos
  • Development of metal-based nanominerals for antimicrobial applications.
Dorien Braam
  • PhD Student
  • I study the prevalence of zoonoses in displaced populations, to gain a better understanding of disease dynamics and control.
Hayley Brodrick
  • Research assistant with the Peacock Research group regarding MRSA
Daniel Buhl
  • Application of novel mass spectrometry methods for the rapid identification of bacteria and AMR directly from clinical samples
Elliott Bussell
  • Modelling the effect of the host landscape on plant diseases
Bihe Chen
  • Type III toxin-antitoxin
Ruby Coates
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD candidate studying fundamental and molecular biology of Campylobacter jejuni
Lily Cohen
  • MPhil Student
  • Department of Social Anthropology and HPS
  • Anthropology of outbreak response systems, social determinants of disease, and conservation medicine (One Health)
Laura Cooper
  • Exploring the potential for serogroup replacement following the introduction of MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt
Matthew Corney
  • My current work is based around solving the structure and biosynthesis of a novel new fungicide from Dickeya Solani
Audrey Crousilles
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence and the glyoxylate shunt.
Matthew Dorman
  • PhD Student at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Nicholas Gleadall
  • Clinical microbiology, development and spread of resistance to antimicrobial and antiviral agents.
Emma Glennon
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Graduate Student
  • Disease dynamics and ecological drivers, particularly of bat-borne viruses and other emerging pathogens.
Cassi Henderson
  • I am a biomedical engineer working on solutions for enabling low-cost diagnostics
Sophie Ip
  • Graduate Student: Working on mathematical and computational modelling of systems in immunology.
Aminu Jahun
  • Novel sensing mechanisms of non-enveloped viruses.
Andromachi Karachaliou
  • PhD Student
  • Using mathematical models to evaluate and inform immunisation strategies with MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt
Venetia Karamitsou
  • Mathematical models for the evolution of influenza that link the within- and between-host scales
Panayiota Katsamba
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
  • I develop mathematical models of the physical mechanics of bacterial locomotion and bacteriophages, viruses infecting bacteria.
Stephen Kissler
  • PhD candidate studying the population dynamics of pandemic influenza
Marissa Ledger
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • My research is focused on the detection of parasites in past populations and their co-evolution with humans
Emily Lees
  • Graduate Student
John Lees
  • I am studying host-pathogen interaction in bacterial meningitis, based on sequencing data from the Netherlands
Jia Lu
  • Pathogen Biology and Evolution
Marta Matuszewska
  • PhD student
  • I am currently investigating the ability of bacteria to adapt to new hosts and the ecological context for host switching.
Alyssa McVey
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Characterisation and Regulation of Malate Synthase G in the glyoxylate shunt of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Monique Merchant
  • Glycoprotein structural studies and phylogenetic analysis to study evolutionary virology.
Marcel Meyer
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Mathematical modelling of atmospheric dispersion of pathogens.
Ana Mosterin
  • I'm a graduate student and administrator in the Pathogen Evolution group. I'm interested in flu and vaccines.
Angalee Nadesalingam
  • PhD candidate
  • Studying the transmission and risk factors of Lassa virus.
Valentina Ndolo
  • Studying the spatial distribution of anthrax in Uganda using ecological niche modelling.
Máire Ní Leathlobhair
  • Genetic diversity and evolution of transmissible cancers
Yue Yuan On
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • PhD candidate studying the development and road-testing of an inducible hypermutator strain of P. aeruginosa
Christian K. Owusu
  • I am using genomic tools to better understand the Th2 response in the murine model of Schistosoma mansoni infection.
Velislava Petrova
  • Characterisation of B cell immune repertoires in measles infection.
Alex Quintero
  • Role of quorum sensing in the regulation of gas vesicles, prodiogiosin and carbapenem in enterobacteria
Gianmarco Raddi
  • Anopheles gambiae hemocyte response to Plasmodium infection
Avinash Reddy
  • Graduate Researcher, Department of Genetics
  • Computational approaches to understand the influence of host-protein molecular interactions on global viral evolution
Stephanie Reikine
  • I am using biophysical tools to understand the properties that underlie TLR9 activation by ssDNA from pathogens.
Tomas Kappes Reveco
  • Bacteriophages host range engineering for biotechnological applications
Andy Russell
  • PhD Student
  • Transcriptomics
Thomas Sanford
  • PhD student studying the influence of G-quadruplexes on positive strand RNA virus replication.
Muriel Leandra Schicketanz
  • MPhil
  • Investigation of the plant pathogen Dickeya solani, in particular what is controlled by Quorum sensing.
Dushanth Seevaratnam
  • PhD Student, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Local production of cheap and rapid diagnostic tools for the detection of malaria and leptospirosis.
Andrea Strakova
  • PhD student leading the canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) project
Wai Wan (Vivian) Sze-To
  • Use of clinical informatics to understand the epidemiology of invasive fungal infection among hospitalised patients
Maria Tang
  • PhD Student, Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics
  • Mathematical modelling of population dynamics of infectious diseases such as influenza
Gerry Tonkin-Hill
  • WSI/Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD Student
  • Applied statisticianinvestigating transmission in endemic diseases such as Streptococcus pneumoniae
Emem-Fong Ukor
  • Understanding and predicting acute pulmonary exacerbations in adults with Cystic Fibrosis
Arporn Wangwiwatsin
  • Recently started PhD student aiming to look at interactions between liver fluke parasite and its host.
Robert Will
  • PhD Student
  • Department of Medicine
  • Researching the evolutionary variations on global C. diphtheriae genomes
Katriina Willgert
  • BBSRC PhD student
  • Infectious disease dynamics at the human-animal interface
Laura Williamson
  • Investigating host-pathogen interactions during BK Polyomavirus infection. Working in the Crump Lab.
Ziyue Zeng
  • Isolating and investigating generalised transducing LamB-dependent phages from the environment

Associated Professionals

Asha Akram
  • Research Assistant
  • Real time whole genomic sequencing of MRSA from collection/storing +ve MRSA samples to extraction to preparation for miniSeq
Katherine Bellis
  • Research Assistant, Clinical School
  • I work on elucidating the basis of S. aureus carriage in the human nasopharynx.
Dr Laura Blackburn
  • PHG Foundation/IPH
  • Analysis into effective policy and change to support best possible use of life science and technology for health.
Dr Ruchi Chauhan
  • Research Facilitator, Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences
  • Facilitates research activities between academic and industry partners via funded exchange programs, educational.
Dr Mary Dobson
  • Previous Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford
  • A writer of books on infectious diseases
Sophia Girgis
  • Research Assistant
  • Whole genome sequencing of MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Clostridium difficile from patient samples
Sarah James
  • Part Time Research Associate, Department of Zoology
Danielle Leek
  • Research Assistant, Department of Medicine
  • The usefulness of whole genome sequencing in tracking MRSA outbreaks and transmission events.
Dr Alison Mather
  • Group Leader at Quadram Institute
  • Epidemiology, evolution and dynamics of foodborne and zoonotic bacteria, with a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Mark Reacher
  • Faculty of Clinical Medicine
  • HPA East of England Regional Epidemiology Unit
  • Institute of Public Health
  • Public Health Surveillance,Cryptosporidium, Chlamydia,trachoma, Norovirus, Health Care Associated Infections.
Susannah Salter
  • Advanced Research Assistant, Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae and the nasopharyngeal microbiota.
Renata Schaeffer
  • Assistant Director for Biological Sciences & EU Matters, RO
  • Research support for School of Biological Sciences and EU funding
Magdalena Sekowska
  • Advanced Research Assistant, Virus Genomics team at the Sanger Institute.
James Whitehorn
  • Consultant Medical Microbiologist & Infectious Diseases Physician