skip to content

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

Co-Chairs

Professor Andres  Floto
Professor of Respiratory Biology
Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine
Research Director and Honorary Consultant, Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection, Royal Papworth Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Respiratory Immunology service, Cambridge University Hospitals
Co-Director, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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

Programme manager, Cambridge Infectious Diseases (CID) IRC
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
Professor of Respiratory Biology
Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine
Research Director and Honorary Consultant, Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection, Royal Papworth Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Respiratory Immunology service, Cambridge University Hospitals
Co-Director, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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
Professor of Bacterial Evolution, 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

Programme manager, Cambridge Infectious Diseases (CID) IRC
Professor John  Carr
Department of Plant Sciences
Head of Virology and Molecular Plant Pathology Group
My research interests include viral subversion of plant resistance, viral gene expression, plant-virus-insect vector interactions, and the effects of virus infection on interactions of plants with beneficial insects such as pollinators.
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
PhD Student at Baker Group, CITIID, University of Cambridge
Typhoid and Paratyphoid fever in LMICs
Dr Robert  Doubleday
Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)
Strengthening the contribution academic research can make to improving public policy.
Professor Andres  Floto
Professor of Respiratory Biology
Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine
Research Director and Honorary Consultant, Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection, Royal Papworth Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Respiratory Immunology service, Cambridge University Hospitals
Co-Director, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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.
Everitt Butterfield Fellow in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Interested in infectious diseases; epidemiology; global health; outbreak response; surveillance
Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Genetics
Salje's group
Dr Hugo  Leal
Cambridge Digital Humanities
Combines research and teaching activities on misinformation, collective action and digital methods.
Research Associate at CITIID – Department of Medicine
Professor Julian  Parkhill
Professor of Bacterial Evolution, Department of Veterinary Medicine
The emergence, transmission and evolution of bacterial pathogens
Professor of Viral Immunology, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
I use cutting-edge proteomics to identify and characterise novel aspects of innate antiviral immunity.
01223 767811
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

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.
Principal Investigator, MRC Career Development Award
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like pathways in malaria and other parasites
Dr Stephen  Baker
Department of Medicine, CITIID.
Molecular microbiologist; enteric infections in developing countries with an emphasis on Norovirus, Shigella spp. and Salmonella Typhi.
Principal Investigator at The Bakery, Department of Genetics
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
Associate Professor of Sustainable Built Environment
Dr Anna  Barford
Senior Research Associate, Bye Fellow at Murray Edwards College
Intersection of economy, society and policy; previously health focus on the ‘Humanitarian Crises, Population Displacement and Epidemic Diseases, 1901-2010’ project.
Professor Stephen  Bentley
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Genomics of bacterial pathogenesis with a particular focus on pneumonia and meningitis
Dr Barbara  Blacklaws
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Virology
Immune response to persistent viral infections; pathogenesis of gastrointestinal viruses.
01223 337609
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
Department of Biochemistry
Molecular mechanisms underpinning RNA-controlled self-assembly of multi-segmented viral genomes.
Viral genome packaging, virus assembly, biomolecular condensates, RNA dynamics and RNA chaperones, rotaviruses.
Dr Ian  Brierley
Department of Pathology
Translational control; ribosomal frameshifting and readthrough; virus gene expression; RNA structure and function
44-1223-336914
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
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Innate Immunity; host recognition of infection; immunopharmacology
01223 766232
Dr Josie   Bryant
Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Within host evolution of cystic fibrosis pathogens
Dr Raymond  Bujdoso
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Immunology
Prion diseases
Dr Cinzia  Cantacessi
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Gastrointestinal helminths, host-parasite interactions, high-throughput sequencing technologies.
Assistant Professor at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
I work on computational methods for inference problems, including models of things (i.e. disease) spreading across networks.
Professor John  Carr
Department of Plant Sciences
Head of Virology and Molecular Plant Pathology Group
My research interests include viral subversion of plant resistance, viral gene expression, plant-virus-insect vector interactions, and the effects of virus infection on interactions of plants with beneficial insects such as pollinators.
Dr Mark  Carrington
Department of Biochemistry
Molecular Cell Biology of Trypanosomes
+44 1223 333683
Dr Anita   Chandra
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow, Department of Medicine
Honorary Consultant Immunologist
PI3K delta signalling in infection and immunity in humans and mouse models
Dr Graham   Christie
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Bacterial spore structure and germination; structural biology (protein crystallography); coronavirus testing and inactivation
We study bacterial spores (e.g. Bacillus and Clostridium), with a focus on their assembly, structure, and germination.
Dr Betty   Chung
Department of Pathology
Translation control; gene expression mechanisms; ribosome profiling; RNA structure and function
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.
Clinician scientist at Department of Pathology
Working on HIV neuropathogenesis and persistence in the brain
Dr Andrew  Conlan
University Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
+44 (0) 1223 764031
Dr Colin  Crump
Virus assembly and egress
+44 (0) 1223 763423
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
Principal Investigator, Cambridge Institute Medical Research (CIMR)
Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions during bacterial infection
 Stephen   Doyle
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow / Sanger Career Development Fellow, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Population genomics of drug selection in two veterinary parasites, Haemonchus contortus and Teladorsagia circumcincta
Professor David  Dunne
Epidemiology and Immunology of Schistosomiasis and other Human Parasitic Diseases.
Dr Richard  Dybowski
Senior Research Associate (Mathematical & Computational Biology), Department of Chemistry
AI Researcher & Mathematical Modeller
+44 1223 339381
Dr Brian  Ferguson
Innate recognition of viruses and vaccine development
Professor Andres  Floto
Professor of Respiratory Biology
Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine
Research Director and Honorary Consultant, Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection, Royal Papworth Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Respiratory Immunology service, Cambridge University Hospitals
Co-Director, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
  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.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology
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.
Stephen Graham
Professor of Virus:Host Interactions
Dr Andrew James Grant
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Host-pathogen interactions and the molecular basis of virulence.
Dr Harriet   Groom
Stanley Elmore Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College
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.
Everitt Butterfield Fellow in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Interested in infectious diseases; epidemiology; global health; outbreak response; surveillance
Dr Ewan  Harrison
Career Development Fellow - UKRI Innovation Fellowship, at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Senior Research Associate, Department of Medicine
Honorary Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Genomics of inflamation and immunity. Staphylococcus aureus in humans and animals.
Professor Jonathan Luke Heeney
Comparative Pathology of Viral Infections
Head of the Lab of Viral Zoonotics
Contact: jlh66@cam.ac.uk
Professor Mark A Holmes
Professor in Microbial Genomics & Veterinary Science
Director of Studies in Clinical Veterinary Medicine (Churchill College)
+44 1223 337636
Dr Charlotte   Houldcroft
Assistant professor in virus genomics
Professor at Department of Pharmacology
Sheild Chair of Pharmacology
Protein Technologies for Therapeutic and Vaccine Design
Professor Christopher  Howe
We are interested in the molecular biology of the remnant chloroplast (apicoplast) in apicomplexan parasites (e.g. Plasmodium)
Professor in Veterinary Pathology
Department of Veterinary Medicine
 Nerea   Irigoyen
Research Group Leader, Virology, Department of Pathology
Understanding the role of Zika virus genome translation in viral pathogenicity and disease
Dr Francis  Jiggins
The evolution and genetics of insects and their pathogens
01223 333175
Dr Julia  Kenyon
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science and Associate Principal Investigator
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.
Group Leader at European Bioinformatics Institute - EBI EMBL
Dr Pietro  Liò
Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics
Dr Eyal   Maori
Group Leader, Department of Biochemistry
+44 (0) 1223339040
 Pietro  Mastroeni
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Infection and Immunity
Bacterial pathogenesis, immunology, vaccines and antibiotics.
Dr Richard  A.  McKay
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow
Director of Studies for History and Philosophy of Science, Magdalene College
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
Runs 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
01223 267282
Professor Elizabeth  Murchison
Professor of comparative oncology and genetics
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
Professor of Bacterial Evolution, 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
Senior Research Associate
Department of Medicine
University of Cambridge
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
01223 336500
Royal Society sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellow, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge
Dr Olivier  Restif
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
Fellow of Robinson College
Visiting Fellow, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
University Assistant Professor, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Department of Pathology; Department of Biochemistry; CIMR
Cell biology of obligate intracellular bacteria
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.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Zoology
What I do: I am developing methodologies to detect, isolate, sequence and match ancient antibodies (degraded immunoglobulin proteins)
Research Interests: Immunology, protein degradation, ancient DNA, palaeoproteomics, infectious diseases
Dr Sebastian   Schornack
Gatsby Research Group Leader
We study plant processes underlying the accommodation of beneficial and pathogenic microbes.
Professor Derek  Smith
Department of Zoology
Evolution and population dynamics of antigenically variable pathogens, particularly influenza viruses but also malaria, HIV, and HCV.
Professor Geoffrey  Smith
Head of Department of Pathology
Poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox.
Professor David  Spring
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Dr Caroline  Trotter
Professor of Global Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Director of Cambridge-Africa, Department of Pathology
Honorary Epidemiologist at UKHSA
Fellow at Hughes Hall
Professor of Veterinary Public Health
Dr Hendrik W.  van Veen
Professor of Molecular Pharmacology (grade 11)
Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance research
01223-765295
Senior Research Associate
Department of Biochemistry
 Ross   Waller
Molecular Cell Biology and Evolution of Apicomplexan Parasites
+44 (0)1223 766057
Professor of Viral Immunology, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
I use cutting-edge proteomics to identify and characterise novel aspects of innate antiviral immunity.
01223 767811
Dr Lucy  Weinert
Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Henry Dale Fellow
Principal Investigator
01223 766247
Dr Martin  Welch
Department of Biochemistry
Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
 John  Welch
Group Leader, Department of Genetics
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.
Dr Eiko   Yoneki
Digital Epidemiology: Modelling of Epidemic Spread using Human Mobility Data from Sensors and Mobile-Phones
01223763743
Research Fellow, Department of Genetics
David Phillips Fellow and Group Leader (Department of Chemistry)
Semi-artificial photosynthesis, (photo)electrochemistry, chemical biology, materials chemistry, 3D-printing, biofilm chemistry
Antifouling and biofilm research in the context of anti-microbial resistance

Postdoctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral Scientist at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Leo James Group
Senior Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine, U. of Cambridge
Research Associate at Lulla Lab, Department of Pathology
Dr Xiaoliang   Ba
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus and other clinically important bacterial pathogens
Dr Anna  Barford
Senior Research Associate, Bye Fellow at Murray Edwards College
Intersection of economy, society and policy; previously health focus on the ‘Humanitarian Crises, Population Displacement and Epidemic Diseases, 1901-2010’ project.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Parasites and Microbes Programme, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Molecular Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics, Phylodynamics, Molecular/Genomic Epidemiology, Genomic Surveillance. Sexually Transmitted Infections, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Global Health.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Baker Lab, Department of Genetics
What I do: Analysis of AMR emergence in Shigella population through genomics and statistical modelling
Research Interests: Genomic epidemiology and evolution of pathogens. Statistical modeling, software development for outbreak reconstruction.
Dr Paul  Birrell
Senior Statistician in the Statistics, Modelling, and Economics Department in the National Infection Service of Public Health England.
Development of real-time systems for the tracking of pandemic influenza outbreaks.
Visiting worker at Prog De Angelis' group.
Research Associate, Sarris Group, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Research topic: Innate immunity
Research interests: Immunology, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases
Dr Sebastian   Bruchmann
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Veterinary Medicine
I use functional genomics to study AMR and Host-pathogen interactions in Enterobacteriaceae.
 Matt  Castle
Head of Bioinformatics Training Facility, Department of Genetics
Dr Adrian   Cazares
ESPOD Research Fellow, EMBL-EBI & Sanger Institute
Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College
Bacterial mobilome and pathogens evolution
Postdoctoral Scientist, at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR)
 Lia  Chappell
Postdoctoral fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Developing new single cell sequencing technologies that work on thousands of cells in parallel
Research Associate in pathogen evolution, at Pathogen Genomics and Evolution Lab
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Delphine   Cuchet- Lourenco
Research Associate, Medicine
I have particular interest in understanding susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) and mycobacterial infection.
Research Associate in Microbial Genomics, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases, at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Research Associate at Floto Lab, Department of Medicine
Functional Genomics
Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellcome Sanger Institute
 Emma  Glennon
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Graduate Student
Disease dynamics and ecological drivers, particularly of bat-borne viruses and other emerging pathogens.
Postdoctoral fellow (Marie Currie Sklodowska Action)
Bacterial genomics and evolution group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Everitt Butterfield Fellow in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Interested in infectious diseases; epidemiology; global health; outbreak response; surveillance
Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Genetics
Salje's group
Senior Bioinformatician at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Data analysis and Visualisation on GPS and JUNO Project
Dr Sarah  Jackson
Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine
I work on understanding the nature of the T cell mediated response to Cytomegalovirus infection.
Dr Aminu   Jahun
Research Associate, Department of Pathology
Covid-19 Genomics (COG-UK) consortium member
Novel sensing mechanisms of non-enveloped viruses.
 Dorota  Jamrozy
Project Manager and Principal Bioinformatician at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Comparative genomics of Staphylococcus aureus
Dr Freya  Jephcott
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Research Fellow (JRF) in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Outbreak surveillance and response systems, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Research Associate at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
 Narender   Kumar
Senior Bioinformatician at Wellcome Sanger Institute
 Noemie   Lefrancq
Research Associate
Integration of genetic and spatial data to better understand the spread, maintenance and control of pathogens.
Dr Helen C Leggett
Research Fellow, Department of Zoology
Social evolution and virulence in parasites by way of experimental evolution of various strains of bacteria and bacteriophages
 Stephanie Wai-U Lo
Project Manager / Principal Bioinformatician, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Genomics, bacterial diseases, LMIC, antimicrobial resistance
Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry
Structural and functional characterization of membrane transporters related to virulence and drug resistance from Mycobacteria
Senior Clinical Research Associate, Addenbrooke's Hospital
Involved in translational research of infectious disease and development of new diagnostic assays within the NHS.
Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher
Department of Biochemistry
Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Research Interests: Diphtheria microbiology and probiotic research
 Monique   Merchant
Glycoprotein structural studies and phylogenetic analysis to study evolutionary virology.
Dr Nicola   Moloney
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biochemistry
My research utilises proteomics to better understand the interactions between African trypanosomes and their hosts.
 Ana   Mosterin
Research associate and administrator in the Pathogen Evolution group, Department of Zoology
Influenza, vaccines
Postdoctoral Scientist, MRC Toxicology Unit
Interests: investigating design, synthesis, and toxicity of RNA-based/mRNA/LNP therapeutics
Research Associate at CITIID – Department of Medicine
Postdoctoral Scientist at Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
Research Associate at MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge
 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.
Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Host-virus Interactions, Innate Immune responses and signalling, DNA and RNA viruses kinetics and host sensing. Genetics, Proteomics and RNA-Seq.
Research Associate at De Angelis group, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge
Research associate/Postdoctoral Scientist
Ken Smith group, Department of Medicine
Development of adaptive response to pathogens and autoimmune diseases
 Selma Leulmi  Pichot
Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Physics
Uses nanomagnetic tools to overcome AMR.
Dr Emma  Poole
Senior Research Associate, Department of Medicine
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
 Kathy  Raven
Research Associate, Department of Medicine
Translating pathogen genomics into clinical and public health microbiology, evolution and transmission of pathogenic enterococci.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Marcus Lee Group, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Transcriptional regulation of drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum
 Adam  Reid
Senior Staff Scientist, at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Host-parasite interactions in parasites such as malaria and whipworm using nextgen sequencing and informatics
Royal Society sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellow, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge
 Gabriel   Rinaldi
Senior Staff Scientist, at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Development of functional genomic approaches for the blood flukes schistosomes, and the study of helminth-associated neoplasms
Dr Leah  Roberts
EBPOD Postdoctoral Fellow, at EMBL-EBI
My research focus is the translational application of bacterial whole genome sequencing in clinical environments.
Research Associate, Department of Medicine
Research topic: Mutational spectra and evolution of pathogens
 Dushanth   Seevaratnam
PhD Student, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Local production of cheap and rapid diagnostic tools for the detection of malaria and leptospirosis.
Postdoctoral Scientist, Baker's group, Department of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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, Department of Genetics
The study of the long-term evolution of dengue virus and the drivers of dengue transmission processes.
Dr Jordan  Skittrall
Clinical Lecturer in Virology, 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
 Hazel   Stewart
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Pathology
Working on RNA regulatory structures within RNA viral genomes
Research Associate, Hollfelder Group, Department of Biochemistry
Synthetic biology and microfluidics
 Andrea   Strakova
PhD student leading the canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) project
Senior Research Associate at Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Dr Andries J Van Tonder
Postdoctoral fellow, 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
Senior Research Associate
Department of Biochemistry
Dr Tracy  Wang
Animal pathogens, vaccine, antimicrobial resistance and functional genomics
Dr Lin  Wang
Research associate, 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.
Visiting scholar at Department of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Students

PhD Student, at the Department of Veterinary Medicine
Epidemiological and Mathematical Modelling, Disease Dynamics Unit
Emergency medicine doctor
Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
Graduate Student Researcher at MRC Biostatistics Unit
I am a medical doctor and a graduate student in Population Health sciences, specializing in Infectious Diseases.
PhD Student at European Bioinformatics Institute
PhD student at Department of Veterinary Medicine
Population Genetics and Transposon Mutagenesis of the Canine Pathogen Streptococcus canis.
Research Interests: Epidemiology, genomics, ancient genomics, evolutionary biology, Streptococcus, One Health.
PhD Student at MRC Biostatistics Unit – Theme: Statistical methods Using data Resources to improve Population Health (SURPH)
PhD Student at the Department of Biochemistry
Biofilm regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
PhD Student at Wellcome Sanger Institute
Exploring virulence and pathogenesis of cholera through phylogenetics, functional genomics, and immunology.
 Daniel   Buhl
Application of novel mass spectrometry methods for the rapid identification of bacteria and AMR directly from clinical samples
PhD student at Lee Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Parasitology, drug resistance, biochemistry
PhD Student at Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD student at Department of Paediatrics
Paediatric intensive care fellow
PhD Student at Baker Group, CITIID, University of Cambridge
Typhoid and Paratyphoid fever in LMICs
 Matthew  Dorman
PhD Student at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
PhD Student @ Veterinary Medicine
Research Interests: Virology, immunology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccines.
PhD Student, Department of Medicine/Chemistry
What I do: Fragment-based drug discovery against Mycobacterium abscessus
Research Interests: Structural-guided fragment-based drug discovery against Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis
PhD Student in Microbiology at Anglia Ruskin University
Gates Cambridge PhD student in the Disease Dynamics group of DAMTP, interested in mathematical evolutionary epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
PhD Student, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Infectious disease modelling and policy
PhD student in Epidemiological and Mathematical Modelling
Department of Biochemistry
PhD student at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
I study the role of lncRNAs in Plasmodium
PhD student and Research Assistant, Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD Student in Pathogen Biology and Evolution
Department of Pharmacology
Keywords: Bacterial multidrug transporters; Antimicrobial Resistance
PhD student in Medical Research, CIMR (Salje's group)
PhD student, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
Mechanism of mecA mediated the susceptibility of MRSA to β-lactam antibiotics
PhD Student at Restif Group, Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD student, MRC Biostatistics Unit
 Andromachi  Karachaliou
PhD Student
Using mathematical models to evaluate and inform immunisation strategies with MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt
 Ellis  Kelly
PhD Candidate
Indole signalling in E. coli.
Research Assistant, Department of Medicine
Genomics, AMR and rapid diagnostics of enteric pathogens.
PhD Student, Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD Student, Department of Veterinary Medicine (Lucy Weinert's group)
PhD Student at European Bioinformatics Institute EBI-EMBL
Lees Group (Pathogen Informatics and Modelling)
Genomic epidemiology, mathematical models for pathogen transmission and evolution.
PhD candidate
Department of Biochemistry
Structure-guided drug discovery to find novel therapies for leprosy
 Angalee   Nadesalingam
PhD candidate
Studying the transmission and risk factors of Lassa virus.
PhD Student at Baker's lab, Department of Medicine/CITIID, University of Cambridge
Monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii
PhD student, Department of Biochemistry
Polymicrobial infections and biofilm formation in human airway infection scenarios
PhD Student, Smith group, Department of Zoology
I use computational methods to study vaccines against evolving viruses (SARS-CoV-2, Influenza)
PhD Student, Epidemiological and Mathematical Modelling
Department of Veterinary Medicine
MD, consultant in Public Health
Pathogen Dynamics Group, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
PhD student, Department of Veterinary Medicine
PhD Student at Vento Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute
PhD Student at MRC Biostatistics Unit
PhD Student, Duque-Correa Lab, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Research Assistant at CITIID – Department of Medicine
PhD Rotation Student (BBSRC DTP), Department of Biochemistry
PhD Student at Department of Pharmacology
Structural and Functional Studies on Multidrug Efflux Pumps
PhD Student, Nick Thomson's group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
I investigate the global databases of SARS-CoV-2 sequencing to elucidate the mechanisms by which the virus maximizes the utility of its compact genome.
PhD Student at CITIID – Department of Medicine

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
Research assistant at CIMR, Salje's group.
Programme manager, Cambridge Infectious Diseases (CID) IRC
 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.
Research Assistant at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR)
Host-pathogen cell biology of obligate intracellular bacteria
Research Assistant at Department of Veterinary Medicine
Senior Bioinformatician, Thomson Group, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Research Assistant at CIMR, Rayner Group
Senior Scientific Programme Manager for Joint UNIversities Pandemic and Epidemiological Research (JUNIPER) Consortium
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
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
Technical Specialist at Genomic Surveillance Unit
Wellcome Sanger Institute
 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)
Veterinary Epidemiologist, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance
Senior Staff Scientist, at Pathogens and Microbes, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Photo of Gemma Murray
Group Leader in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Dr Catherine   Rhodes
Executive Director
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Programme coordinator for the Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology
DAMPT, University of Cambridge
 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
Research Assistant at Carriage Project - Peacock Group
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Senior Regulatory & Programme Manager at Department of Medicine
Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Anglia Ruskin University