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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge



  1. Associated Professionals

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 Laura Blackburn
  • PHG Foundation/IPH
  • Analysis into effective policy and change to support best possible use of life science and technology for health.
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
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.
Susannah Salter
  • Advanced Research Assistant, Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae and the nasopharyngeal microbiota.
Renata Schaeffer
  • Assistant Director for Biological Sciences & EU Matters, RO
  • Research support for School of Biological Sciences and EU funding
Magdalena Sekowska
  • Advanced Research Assistant, Virus Genomics team at the Sanger Institute.
Sara Serradas Duarte
  • Programme Manager, Cambridge Global Challenges
  • Strategy and management of Cambridge Global Challenges Strategic Research Initiative.
James Whitehorn
  • Consultant Medical Microbiologist & Infectious Diseases Physician