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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Claire Raisen

Claire Raisen

PhD student working on MRSA Iron Acquisition

Departments and Institutes

Veterinary Medicine:
PhD student and Research Assistant


  • Bacteriology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Molecular Biology
  • Infection


  • MRSA
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Clostridium difficile


  • Molecular cloning
  • Advanced molecular biology techniques

Key Publications

  • Koop G, Vrieling M, Storisteanu DM, Lok LS, Monie T, van Wigcheren G, Raisen C, Ba X, Gleadall N, Hadjirin N, Timmerman AJ, Wagenaar JA, Klunder HM, Harrison EM, Holmes MA. (2017) Identification of LukPQ, a novel, equid-adapted leucocidin of Staphylococcus aureus. Scientific Reports, 40660.

  • Chen J, Ingham N, Clare S, Raisen C, Vancollie VE, Ismail O, McIntyre RE, Tsang SH, Mahajan VB, Dougan G, Adams DJ, White JK, Steel KP. (2013) Mcph 1-deficient mice reveal a role for MCPH1 in otitis media. PLoS One. 8(3): 58156.

  • TD. Lawley, S Clare, AW. Walker, MD. Stares, TR Connor, C Raisen, D Goulding, R Rad, F Schreiber, C Brandt, LJ. Deakin, DJ. Pickard, SH. Duncan, TG. Clark, J Parkhill, G Dougan. (2012) Targeted restoration of the intestinal microbiota with a simple, defined bacteriotherapy resolves relapsing Clostridium difficile disease in mice. PLoS Pathogen. 8(10) 1002995.