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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

Co-Chairs

Professor Andres  Floto
Department of Medicine
The response of Macrophages and Dendritic cells to bacterial and mycobacterial infection.
Professor James  Wood
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of zoonotic diseases in Africa and globally.

Operations Group

Professor P John Clarkson
Department of Engineering
Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr Daniela  De Angelis
Programme leader
Statistical methods in epidemic modelling
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.
Professor Julian  Parkhill
Marks and Spencer Professor, 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 zoonotic diseases in Africa and globally.

Steering Committee

Dr Stephen  Baker
Department of Medicine, CITIID.
Molecular microbiologist; enteric infections in developing countries with an emphasis on Norovirus, Shigella spp. and Salmonella Typhi.
Dr Matt  Berriman
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Matt leads the parasite genomics group who study the parasites that cause malaria and neglected tropical diseases.
Dr Sarah  Caddy
Sarah is a Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Research Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).
Professor John  Carr
Professor of Plant Virology
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
Department of Engineering
Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Dr Daniela  De Angelis
Programme leader
Statistical methods in epidemic modelling
Dr Robert  Doubleday
Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)
Strengthening the contribution academic research can make to improving public policy.
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.
Dr Hugo  Leal
Cambridge Digital Humanities
Combines research and teaching activities on misinformation, collective action and digital methods.
Professor Julian  Parkhill
Marks and Spencer Professor, 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.
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 zoonotic 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.
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.
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
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
Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow
Viral genome packaging, virus assembly, biomolecular condensates, RNA dynamics and RNA chaperones, rotaviruses.
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.
Dr Betty   Chung
Principal Investigator
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
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
Dr Daniela  De Angelis
Programme leader
Statistical methods in epidemic modelling
 Janet  Deane
Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions during bacterial infection
 Ulrich  Desselberger
Molecular biology of rotaviruses
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Professor Gordon   Dougan
Department of Medicine
Vaccinology/pathogenic mechanisms, specialising on the immunology of mucosal vaccines and molecular basis of infection.
Professor David  Dunne
Epidemiology and Immunology of Schistosomiasis and other Human Parasitic Diseases.
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 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
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 in virus infection
Dr Andrew James Grant
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence.
Dr Harriet   Groom
Stanley Elmore Research Fellow and Associated 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
Professor 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)
 Chris   Illingworth
Viral evolution and transmission
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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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
Director of the Cambridge Ancient Parasites Laboratory
Senior Research Associate, McDonald Institute, Department of Archaeology
Hospital Consultant (specialist) in NHS
Dr Yorgo   Modis
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Reader in Virology and Immunology
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Professor Elizabeth  Murchison
Professor of comparative oncology and genetics
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
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
Marks and Spencer Professor, 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
Professor Sharon  Peacock
Director, COVID-19 genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) and Professor of Public Health & Microbiology
Dr Virginia   Pedicord
Group Leader - Sir Henry Dale Fellow
 Arun   Prasad Pandurangan
Investigator Scientist
Department of Structural Studies
Institute MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Dr  Anna Victoria Protasio
Research Fellow in Animal Parasitology at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.
Research Group Leader in Computational Biology at the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.
 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
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Dr Olivier  Restif
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
Fellow of Robinson College
Dr Henrik  Salje
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.  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 progr
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 Geoffrey  Smith
Head of Department of Pathology
Poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox.
Professor Derek  Smith
Department of Zoology
Evolution and population dynamics of antigenically variable pathogens, particularly influenza viruses but also malaria, HIV, and HCV.
Professor David  Spring
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
 AJ  teVelthuis
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
1. Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
2. Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital
3. Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
Dr Flavio  Toxvaerd
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
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
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Dr Lucy  Weinert
Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Henry Dale Fellow
Principal Investigator
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Dr Martin  Welch
Department of Biochemistry
Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
 John  Welch
Molecular evolution of pathogens
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 zoonotic 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
Dr Paul  Birrell
Development of real-time systems for the tracking of pandemic influenza outbreaks.
Dr Sebastian   Bruchmann
Postdoctoral Fellow
I use functional genomics to study AMR and Host-pathogen interactions in Enterobacteriaceae.
Dr Josie   Bryant
Dr Sarah  Caddy
Sarah is a Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Research Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).
Dr. Javier  Castillo-Olivares
BVetSc, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
Immune Correlates of Protection
Project Coordinator - Human Correlates of Protection of COVID-19 (HICC)
Dr Adrian   Cazares
ESPOD Research Fellow, EMBL-EBI & Sanger Institute
Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College
Bacterial mobilome and pathogens evolution
Dr Chrispin  Chaguza
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Molecular epidemiology and evolution of bacterial pathogens particularly Streptococcus pneumoniae
 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.
Dr Stephen  Kevin Dolan
Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
 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
 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
Stanley Elmore Research Fellow and Associated 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
Dr William  Hamilton
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Ewan  Harrison
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Staphylococcus aureus in humans and animals.
Dr Charlotte   Houldcroft
Post-doctoral research associate
Guest lecturer
Dr Sarah  Jackson
I work on understanding the nature of the T cell mediated response to Cytomegalovirus infection.
Dr Aminu   Jahun
Novel sensing mechanisms of non-enveloped viruses.
 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.
 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
 Narender   Kumar
Whole genome sequencing based prediction of Drug resistance in clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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
Research Associate
Structural and functional characterization of membrane transporters related to virulence and drug resistance from Mycobacteria
Dr Eyal   Maori
Research Associate
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Involved in translational research of infectious disease and development of new diagnostic assays within the NHS.
Dr Richard  A.  McKay
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow
Director of Studies for History and Philosophy of Science, Magdalene College
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 Gemma   Murray
Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Wheldale Onslow Junior Research Fellow in Evolutionary Biology, Newnham College
 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.
 Selma Leulmi  Pichot
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
Dr Claire  Raisen
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Associate assisting 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
Dr Leah  Roberts
EBPOD Postdoctoral Fellow
My research focus is the translational application of bacterial whole genome sequencing in clinical environments.
 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 Rachel  Sippy
Research Associate
The study of the long-term evolution of dengue virus and the drivers of dengue transmission processes.
Dr Jordan  Skittrall
Department of Pathology
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 o
Dr Andries J Van Tonder
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 Lin  Wang
Department of Genetics
Research Associate studying the impact of antigenic and genetic diversity of dengue virus (DENV) on driving DENV's transmission and disease risks.
Dr Tracy  Wang
Animal pathogens, vaccine, antimicrobial resistance and functional genomics
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 Gates Scholar, zoonotic disease risks in displaced populations
 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
 Ruby  Coates
Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD candidate studying fundamental and molecular biology of Campylobacter jejuni
 Laura  Cooper
Exploring the potential for serogroup replacement following the introduction of MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt
 Audrey   Crousilles
Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence and the glyoxylate shunt.
 Matthew  Dorman
PhD Student at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
 Wendy  Figueroa Chavez
PhD candidate
Studying the impact of global transcriptional factors on the regulation of bacterial virulence and antimicrobial resistance.
 Suzie  Forrest
PhD Student
Post-translational modifications of proteins secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
 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.
 Sophie  Ip
Graduate Student: Working on mathematical and computational modelling of systems in immunology.
 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
 Ellis  Kelly
PhD Candidate
Indole signalling in E. coli.
 Stephen   Kissler
PhD candidate studying the population dynamics of pandemic influenza
 Emily  Lees
 Noemie   Lefrancq
Research Assistant
Integration of genetic and spatial data to better understand the spread, maintenance and control of pathogens.
 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.
 Monique   Merchant
Glycoprotein structural studies and phylogenetic analysis to study evolutionary virology.
 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.
 Thomas  O'Brien
PhD Student and Research Assistant
Developing an in vitro model for the stable recapitulation of cystic fibrosis associated polymicrobial communities in the lab.
 Megan   O'Driscoll
Epidemiological modelling of arbovirus transmission and immune dynamics
 Yue Yuan   On
Department of Biochemistry
PhD candidate studying the development and road-testing of an inducible hypermutator strain of P. aeruginosa
 Velislava   Petrova
Characterisation of B cell immune repertoires in measles infection.
 Daniel  Plaza
PhD Student
I am studying bacterial production of secondary metabolites at the Department of Biochemistry.
 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.
 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
 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 C 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.
Vet, BBSRC PhD Candidate, Resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health
Livestock associated AMR in the UK and its implications for public health and the livestock industry.
 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 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
Dr Claudio  Köser
Visiting scientist at Department of Genetics. Consultant for Becton Dickinson, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the TB Alliance, and the World Health Organization.
 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.
Dr Catherine   Rhodes
Executive Director
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
 Susannah  Salter
Research Assistant, Department of Veterinary Medicine.
 Renata  Schaeffer
Assistant Director for Biological Sciences & EU Matters, RO
Research support for School of Biological Sciences and EU funding