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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


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
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.
Andrew Day
  • Abortive infection
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.
Joana Guedes
  • Studies of parasite-host cell interactions - Eimeria spp. infections of intestinal organoids
Chris Hellmund
  • Studies on genome packaging, assembly and maturation of HIV-1
Cassi Henderson
  • I am a biomedical engineer working on solutions for enabling low-cost diagnostics
Thomas Hird
  • Department of Public Health and Primary Care
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.
Kim Judge
  • Genetic sequencing of pathogens to understand transmission and inform treatment and management
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
Jonathan C H Lau
  • MRC PhD candidate, researching into HCMV gene expression dynamics through functional interrogation of LUNA, a viral latency-associated gene product
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
Chin Mei
  • Identification and characterisation of new regulatory genes controlling gas vesicle production in Serratia sp.
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.
Julia Muenzner
  • I am a Wellcome Trust PhD student in Infection and Immunity and working in Dr. Stephen Graham's lab.
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
Alessandro Rizzo, PhD
  • Immunology of Salmonella typhimurium using a wide spectrum of biological, microscopy, physical and mathematical techniques
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.
Nyarie Sithole
  • Novel Therapeutics to Inhibit HIV-1. To achieve this, I am dissecting the role of DEAD Box Helicases in the HIV lifecycle.
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
  • International Links
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
Martin Vyska
  • Epidemiological modelling and optimal control.
Arporn Wangwiwatsin
  • Recently started PhD student aiming to look at interactions between liver fluke parasite and its host.
Thomas Wileman
  • My research concentrates on understanding the pathogenicity of S.suis using a combined wet bench and bioinformatic approach
Laura Williamson
  • Investigating host-pathogen interactions during BK Polyomavirus infection. Working in the Crump Lab.
Michal Wlodarski
  • I investigate bacterial responses and adaptation mechanisms to antibiotics using microscopy and microfluidic methods.
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