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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
  • Clinical Infomatics.
  • 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
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Infomatics.
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor Andres Floto
  • The response of Macrophages and Dendritic cells to bacterial and mycobacterial infection
Dr Andrew James Grant
  • -Senior Lecturer in Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Research group studies host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence
01223 765801
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
Dr Allyson Walsh
  • Interdisciplinary Research Centre Coordinator, Cambridge Infectious Diseases
01223 337645
Dr Martin Welch
  • 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

Sarah Caddy, Dr
  • MRC LMB, moving to WTSI
  • Mechanisms of virus recognition and neutralisation by the innate immune response.
Professor P John Clarkson, FREng
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Robert Doubleday
  • CSaP exists to strengthen the contribution academic research can make to improving public policy
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Infomatics.
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor Simon Frost
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor of Pathogen Dynamics/ Alan Turing Fellow
  • Use of mathematical and statistical modelling to understanding the dynamics and evolution of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C and influenza A.
Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Our research interests focus on virus-host interactions, with particular emphasis on noroviruses.
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
Professor Jim Kaufman
  • Evolution of immunity, focusing on the chicken MHC
Professor Andrew Lever
  • We are interested in the 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, FMedSci
  • Head of Pathogen Genomics, The Sanger Institute
Dr Sobia Raza
  • PHG Foundation/IPH
  • Analysis into effective policy and change to support best possible use of life science and technology for health. Policy; Healthcare systems.
Professor George Salmond
  • 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
Longzhu Shen
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Department of Zoology
  • I work on building mathematical models to predict the evolution of influenza.
Professor Alan Short
  • Department of Architecture
  • Focus on ventilation in building design, including hospitals and surgical theatres.
Professor Ken Smith
  • Basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection.
Dr Martin Welch
  • 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
  • fragment based drug discovery
  • targeting enzymes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • enzyme mechanism and inhibition
  • structural biology
Dr James Ajioka
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Parasitology
+44 1223 333 923
Dr Stephen Baker
  • Molecular microbiologist based at the Wellcome Trust Major overseas programme (WT-MOP) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Global Health; Bioinformatics; Genetics; Tropical Medicine; Enteric infections in developing countries.
Rupert Beale
  • My group is working on discovering the molecular interactions between viruses and autophagy.
Professor Stephen Bentley
  • Senior Research Associate/Principal Scientist
Dr Barbara Blacklaws, BSc(Hon), PhD
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Virology
01223 337609
Professor Sir Tom Blundell
  • Structural biology, bioinformatics and drug discovery
Dr Ian Brierley
  • Translational control
  • Ribosomal frameshifting and readthrough
  • Virus gene expression
  • RNA structure and function
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Katherine Brown
  • Development of Therapeutics for Bacterial Infectious Diseases, including Traumatic Injury Infection and Biothreat Agents
Professor Clare Bryant
  • BBSRC Research Development Fellow
  • Immunopharmacology
01223 766232
Dr Raymond Bujdoso
  • Prion diseases
  • Senior Lecturer in Molecular Immunology
Dr John Carr
  • Reader in Plant Virology
Dr Mark Carrington
  • Molecular Cell Biology of Trypanosomes
+44 1223 333683
Dr Graham Christie
  • We study bacterial spores (e.g. Bacillus and Clostridium), with a focus on their assembly, structure, and germination.
Professor Pietro Cicuta
  • 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
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr Camilo Colaco
  • Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Immbio
Dr Andrew Conlan
  • University Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
+44 (0) 1223 764031
Professor Anne Cooke
  • Professor of Immunobiology
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Dr Colin Crump
  • Virus assembly and egress
+44 (0) 1223 763423
Dr Nik Cunniffe
  • 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
+44 (0)1223 763403
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Infomatics.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Professor of Pathogen Dynamics/ Alan Turing Fellow
  • 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
  • Analysis of factors that influence and control invasion, persistence and variability of disease and other organisms using a combination of experimentation and modelling
Prof. Julia Gog
  • Mathematics of infectious diseases
Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Our research interests focus on virus-host interactions, with particular emphasis on noroviruses.
Dr Stephen Graham
  • Molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking and viral infection
Dr Andrew James Grant
  • -Senior Lecturer in Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Research group studies host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence
01223 765801
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
Professor Jonathan Luke Heeney
  • Comparative Pathology of Viral Infections
  • Head of the Lab of Viral Zoonotics
Dr Mark A Holmes, MA, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS
  • Reader in Microbial Genomics & Veterinary Science
  • Director of Studies in Clinical Veterinary Medicine (Churchill College)
+44 1223 337636
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
01223 333175
Professor Jim Kaufman
  • Evolution of immunity, focusing on the chicken MHC
Dr Robert Kingsley
  • Elucidation of host-Pathogen interactions of enteric bacteria using a genomic and phylogenomic approach.
Dr Petra Klepac
  • AXA Research Fund Fellow
Professor Andreas Kontoleon
  • Public policy evaluation; Health economics
Professor Andrew Lever
  • We are interested in the 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 Direk Limmathurotsakul
  • Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr Pietro Liò
  • Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics
Dr Christos Lynteris
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic (ERC PI)
+44 (0)1223 760484
Dr. Paula MacGregor
  • Principal Investigator
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • The molecular basis and evolution of host-parasite interactions in African trypanosomes.
Pietro Mastroeni
  • Reader in Infection and Immunity
Dr Nicholas Matheson
  • Viral and cellular regulation of immunometabolism
Professor Ian McConnell
  • Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Science
  • Research Interest Immunology of infection
+44 (0)1223 337654
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
  • Parasite infection of humans throughout our evolution.
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 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, FMedSci
  • Head of Pathogen Genomics, The Sanger Institute
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
Dr Julian Rayner
  • Senior Group Leader
  • We use 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.
Dr Sobia Raza
  • PHG Foundation/IPH
  • Analysis into effective policy and change to support best possible use of life science and technology for health. Policy; Healthcare systems.
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
Professor George Salmond
  • 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.
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
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
  • Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Medicine/Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Mathematical investigation of viral genomes. Flavivirus
Professor Derek Smith
  • Department of Zoology
  • I study evolution and population dynamics of antigenically variable pathogens, particularly influenza viruses but also malaria, HIV, and HCV.
Professor Geoffrey Smith
  • Poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox.
  • Head of Department of Pathology
Professor Ken Smith
  • 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
  • Dr Torok’s current research focuses on translating microbial genomics into clinical practice. She is also involved in clinical research in S. aureus, HIV, and tuberculosis.
+44 (0)1223 336 845
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
01223 766247
John Welch
  • Molecular evolution of pathogens
Dr Martin Welch
  • Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
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
01223763743

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Anna Albecka-Moreau
  • Mechanisms of virus entry and assembly
Joel Alves, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Department of Genetics
  • Currently studies genetic aspects of host-parasite interactions using as a model the European rabbit and the myxoma virus.
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
Sarah Caddy, Dr
  • MRC LMB, moving to WTSI
  • Mechanisms of virus recognition and neutralisation by the innate immune response.
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.
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 Jonas Dutra Albarnaz
  • Research Associate, Department of Pathology
  • Viral immunology: How vaccinia virus evades the host immune response to infection
Dr Richard Dybowski
  • Senior Research Associate (Mathematical & Computational Biology)
+44 1223 339381
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
Lukas Engelmann
  • Visual Representations of Third Plague Pandemic, North & South America, Clinical and Epidemiological Photography, Disease Maps
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
Harriet Groom
  • Tutor & Director of Studies for Biological Natural Sciences, Henslow Reserach Fellow- Downing College.
  • I research the molecular interactions between retroviruses and human cells.
Srishti Gupta
  • My current work focuses on identifying genetic candidates for effective control of Campylobater in poultry and farm.
Ewan Harrison
  • 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.
Rebecca Kinsley
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Vaccine development
Elizabeth Klemm
  • Salmonella host-pathogen interactions
Dr Petra Klepac
  • AXA Research Fund Fellow
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
  • Consultant or advisor to the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Cepheid Inc, GenoScreen, Hain Lifescience and QuantuMDx Group Ldt.
  • Member of World Health Organization Task Force on PK/PD of tuberculosis medicines.
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
+44 (0) 1223339040
Howard Martin
  • Involved in translational research of infectious disease and development of new diagnostic assays within the NHS.
Richard A. McKay
  • History of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on men who have sex with men (MSM)
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 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
441223495371
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.
Longzhu Shen
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Department of Zoology
  • I work on building mathematical models to predict the evolution of influenza.
Dr. Yoshiro Shiba
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Innovation in drug discovery
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 Sina Tureli
  • Research Associate, Department of Zoology
  • Mathematical modelling of biological systems, dynamical systems
Dr Andries J van Tonder, DPhil
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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
Zenon Zenonos
  • Genetic modification of Plasmodium falciparum

Graduate Students

Carlos Bastos
  • Development of metal-based nanominerals for antimicrobial applications.
Anders Bergstrom
  • Human-pathogen co-evolution
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
Ray Chai
  • Working on the phage abortive system via the type 3 toxin/antitoxin systems in pectobacteria
Goylette Chami
  • Department of Land Economy.
  • Economics of Infectious Disease including strategic epidemiology, social experiments, atefactual experiments, and mass drug administration for disease control.
Bihe Chen
  • Type III toxin-antitoxin
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
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • 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
John Huber
  • Graduate Student
  • Mathematical modelling of within-host growth dynamics.
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
Sarah Lopes
  • Department of Zoology
  • PhD student focusing on antigenic diversity of swine Influenza A in Brazil.
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.
Eve Maunders
  • Investigating the relationship between Type Three Secretion and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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.
Valentina Ndolo
  • Studying the spatial distribution of anthrax in Uganda using ecological niche modelling.
Máire Ní Leathlobhair
  • Genetic diversity and evolution of transmissible cancers
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
Claire Raisen
  • PhD student working on MRSA Iron Acquisition
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
  • PhD Student
  • I investigate transmission in endemic diseases such as Streptococcus pneumoniae
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Ben Trigg
  • I am currently looking at how herpesvirus has evolved to interfere with cytosolic DNA-sensing pathways.
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.
Katriina Willgert
  • BBSRC PhD candidate
  • Infectious disease dynamics at the human-animal interface
Laura Williamson
  • Investigating host-pathogen interactions during BK Polyomavirus infection. Working in the Crump Lab.
On Yue Yuan
  • Development and road-testing of an inducible hypermutator strain of P. aeruginosa
Ziyue Zeng
  • Isolating and investigating generalised transducing LamB-dependent phages from the environment

Associated Professionals

Susannah Salter
  • Advanced Research Assistant, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • My research involves Streptococcus pneumoniae and the nasopharyngeal microbiota.
Katherine Bellis
  • Research Assistant, Clinical School
  • I work on elucidating the basis of S. aureus carriage in the human nasopharynx.
Dr Laura Blackburn
  • Acting Head of Science, 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 (CATS)
  • I facilitate research activities between academic and industry partners via funded exchange programs, educational
Dr Mary Dobson
  • Dr Mary Dobson was Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, and writes books on infectious diseases
Dr Pauline Essah
  • Programme Coordinator for THRiVE
01223 333336
Beth Hacche
  • CID Communications Assistant
  • UCCRI Institute Administrator
Sarah James
  • Part Time Research Associate, Department of Zoology
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.
Wendy Rice
  • Primary area of interest include Healthcare Associated Infections, including C. difficile and hospital associated norovirus.
Renata Schaeffer
  • Assistant Director for Biological Sciences & EU Matters, RO
  • Research support for School of Biological Sciences and EU funding
Magdalena Sekowska
  • I am Advanced Research Assistant at the Virus Genomics team at the Sanger Institute.
James Wagstaff
  • Part III student in Martin Welch's lab, working on the regulation of isocitrate lyase activity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Dr Allyson Walsh
  • Interdisciplinary Research Centre Coordinator, Cambridge Infectious Diseases
01223 337645
James Whitehorn
  • Consultant Medical Microbiologist & Infectious Diseases Physician