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Robert Will

Robert Will

PhD Student

Department of Medicine

Researching the evolutionary variations on global C. diphtheriae genomes


Biography:

Twitter @RobertCWill

Departments and Institutes

Medicine:

Research Interests

I am a PhD student in the Dougan & Mutreja groups, University of Cambridge Department of Medicine. I am funded by Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Program, after graduating with First Class BSc (Hons) Biology with a Year in Industry from Swansea University. During my placement year I was a Researcher for the Swansea Ecology Research Team.

I am interested in translational research, focusing on infectious diseases, bacteria, evolution, genomics, and molecular ecology, as well as how communicating science impacts policy and public perception. I am currently undertaking Whole Genome Sequencing to study global molecular epidemiology and evolution of Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

I represent the Microbiology Society as part of the Champions initiative, and am the Co-Director of Admissions and Outreach for Shaping Horizons. 

Current Projects

Current: Whole Genome Sequencing to study global molecular epidemiology and evolution of Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Keywords

  • Genomics
  • Evolution
  • Pathogen Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Epidemic control
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Africa
  • Infection
  • Sequencing
  • Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bacteriology

Topics

  • Diptheria

Equipment

  • Genome sequencing
  • Bioinformatics