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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Marta Matuszewska

Marta Matuszewska

PhD student

I am currently investigating the ability of bacteria to adapt to new hosts and the ecological context for host switching.

Departments and Institutes

Veterinary Medicine:

Research Interests

Some of our most serious pandemics are caused by pathogens switching and establishing in a new host species and so understanding the epidemiological factors for switching success is essential for curbing pathogen spread. The capacity for some pathogens to jump into new host-species populations leading to the emergence of pathogenic clones is a major threat to public health and food security.


  • Staphylococcus aureus