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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

Biography

 

Robert is a PhD student in the Dougan & Mutreja groups at the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine and CITIID, as well as Hughes Hall. He is funded by Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Program, after graduating with First Class BSc (Hons) Biology with a Year in Industry from Swansea University. Robert is interested in translational research, focusing on infectious diseases, bacterial evolution and genomics, as well as how communicating science impacts policy and public perception. He is also passionate about widening participation, especially in postgraduate research. His work is primarily focused on analysing large collections of whole genome sequences from bacterial pathogens, in particular Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Vibrio Cholerae.

Robert represents the Microbiology Society as part of the Champions initiative and was elected to be the Communications Representative of the Early Career Microbiologist's Forum for 2020/21 by its members. Finally, he also sit on the MRC DTP committee as a PhD representative.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4230-5182

Research

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

PhD Student
Department of Medicine
Researching the evolutionary variations on global C. diphtheriae genomes
 Robert C Will
Not available for consultancy

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