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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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  1. Postdoctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Jonas Dutra Albarnaz
  • Research Associate, Department of Pathology
  • Viral immunology: How vaccinia virus evades the host immune response to infection
Dr Anna Albecka-Moreau
  • Mechanisms of virus entry and assembly
Dr Joel Alves
  • Department of Genetics
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Genetic aspects of host-parasite interactions using as a model the European rabbit and the myxoma virus.
Dr Xiaoliang Ba
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus and other clinically important bacterial pathogens
Dr Anna Barford
  • Research Associate on the ‘Humanitarian Crises, Population Displacement and Epidemic Diseases, 1901-2010’ project.
Dr Josefin Bartholdson Scott
  • Research Associate, Department of Medicine
Angele Benard
  • I am a senior scientist interested in infectious diseases of global health relevance and international health management.
Dr Paul Birrell
  • Development of real-time systems for the tracking of pandemic influenza outbreaks.
Dr Sebastian Bruchmann
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • I use functional genomics to study AMR and Host-pathogen interactions in Enterobacteriaceae.
Josie Bryant
  • I am a Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellow working on pathogen genomics
Dr Sarah Caddy
  • A Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).
Dr Wei Cai
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • The functions of selected pyruvate kinase encoding genes of P. aeruginosa in glyoxylate catabolism.
Dr. Javier Castillo-Olivares
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • My research focus is the study of mechanisms of immunity induced by vaccination and the derivation of correlates of protection
Dr Chrispin Chaguza
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Molecular epidemiology and evolution of bacterial pathogens particularly Streptococcus pneumoniae
Claire Chewapreecha, PhD
  • Cambridge Department of Medicine
  • Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow.
Francesc Coll
  • Integration of bacterial whole-genome data with epidemiological, clinical and phenotypic data to glean biological insights
Dr Delphine Cuchet- Lourenco
  • Research Associate, Medicine
  • I have particular interest in understanding susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) and mycobacterial infection.
Ciara Dangerfield
  • Modelling economic impact and strategies to increase resilience against tree disease outbreaks.
Dr Stephen Dolan
  • Regulation of carbon flux through the glyoxylate shunt in the opportunistic pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Dr Christopher Douse
  • Chemical and structural approaches to examine proten-ligand interactions in microbial infection
Stephen Doyle
  • Population genomics of drug selection in two veterinary parasites, Haemonchus contortus and Teladorsagia circumcincta
Dr Richard Dybowski
  • Senior Research Associate (Mathematical & Computational Biology)
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Dr Zoe Dyson
  • Working to better understand the evolution of the bacteria that cause Typhoid fever.
Davide Eletto
  • My research interests span the molecular mechanisms underlying primary immuno-deficiencies and human genetics
Edward Farnell
  • The structure and function of IgE binding antigens in metazoan parasites and their relationship to known allergenic proteins.
Samuel Forster
  • CJ Martin Biomedical Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Sam's work combines microbiology, immunology and computational analysis to interactions between the microbiota and pathogen
Dr Harriet Groom , MRSB
  • Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Medicine.
  • I research the molecular interactions between retroviruses and human cells.
Dr. Ian Groves
  • Department of Medicine
  • Targeting latent human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection by novel immunotherapeutic strategies in transplant settings
Srishti Gupta
  • My current work focuses on identifying genetic candidates for effective control of Campylobater in poultry and farm.
Dr William Hamilton
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Ewan Harrison
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Staphylococcus aureus in humans and animals.
Dr Sarah Jackson
  • I work on understanding the nature of the T cell mediated response to Cytomegalovirus infection.
Dorota Jamrozy
  • Comparative genomics of Staphylococcus aureus
Dr Freya Jephcott
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Research Fellow (JRF)
  • Outbreak surveillance and response systems, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Xiaowei Jiang, PhD
  • My research aims to understand the molecular basis of evolution.
Teemu Kallonen
  • NGS based characterization of the population structure and evolution of Enterobacteriaceae.
Dr Panchali Kanvatirth
  • Department of Pathology
  • Host-pathogen interactions & understanding the role of the immune system in antimicrobial resistance.
  • Exosome trafficking
Rebecca Kinsley
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Vaccine development
Elizabeth Klemm
  • Salmonella host-pathogen interactions
Krzysztof Kozak
  • Studying genomics of malaria-carrying Anopheles mosquitoes (Anopheles 1000 Genomes project). Mara Lawniczak Group.
Narender Kumar
  • Whole genome sequencing based prediction of Drug resistance in clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Dr Claudio Köser
  • Visiting scientist at Department of Genetics. Consultant for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), QuantuMDx Group Ltd. and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Dr Helen C Leggett
  • Social evolution and virulence in parasites by way of experimental evolution of various strains of bacteria and bacteriophages
Stephanie Wai-U Lo
  • Senior Bioinformatician
Dr Eyal Maori
  • Research Associate
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Howard Martin
  • Involved in translational research of infectious disease and development of new diagnostic assays within the NHS.
Dr Nicola Moloney
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge
  • My research utilises proteomics to better understand the interactions between African trypanosomes and their hosts.
Rita Monson
  • Secondary metabolite production in different microbes.
Dr Aaron Morris
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Disease ecologist and mathematical modeller, currently studying viral dynamics in bat populations
Dr Gemma Murray
  • Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wheldale Onslow Junior Research Fellow in Evolutionary Biology, Newnham College
Shunsuke Numata
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Biochemistry
  • Target discovery for novel antimicrobial drugs
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.
Matthew Patrick
  • Using spatial statistics to characterise and describe the host landscape in a heterogeneous environment
Selma Leulmi Pichot, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Uses nanomagnetic tools to overcome AMR.
Dr Emma Poole
  • Analysis of Human Cytomegalovirus Latency
Dr Anne Presanis
  • Investigator Statistician
  • in the "Statistical methods in epidemic modelling" programme
  • MRC Biostatistics Unit
Anna Victoria Protasio
  • Post-doctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Claire Raisen
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Reseracher Sssisting Professor Mark Holmes
Adam Reid
  • Host-parasite interactions in parasites such as malaria and whipworm using nextgen sequencing and informatics
Dr Sandra Reuter
  • Hospital acquired bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance.
Gabriel Rinaldi
  • Development of functional genomic approaches for the blood flukes schistosomes, and the study of helminth-associated neoplasms
Dr Leah Roberts
  • EBPOD Postdoctoral Fellow
  • My research focus is the translational application of bacterial whole genome sequencing in clinical environments.
Eric Sampane-Donkor
  • Application of whole genome sequencing to investigate Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks in Ghana
Shabih Shakeel
  • Postdoctoral Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • I am a structural virologist. In past I worked on Picornaviruses structure and assembly. Currently working on E3 ligases.
Dr. Yoshiro Shiba
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Innovation in drug discovery
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 Jordan Skittrall
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • 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
Dr Hannah Sore
  • Antibiotic drug discovery and diagnostic developement
Hazel Stewart
  • I am a postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr Andrew Firth, working on RNA regulatory structures within RNA viral genomes.
Martyn F. Symmons
  • Currently I work on protein:protein interactions in innate immunity and phagocytosis using our confocal microscope facility in the Physics of Medicine centre. I also work on molecular modelling of signalling complexes and viral RNAs. I previously worked on bacterial efflux pump assembly and bacteriophage structure.
Dr Andries J Van Tonder, DPhil
  • 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
Dr Tracy Wang
  • Animal pathogens, vaccine, antimicrobial resistance and functional genomics
Simon Watson
  • Investigating the diversity, ecology, and molecular evolution of influenza virus in human, swine, and avian hosts
Dr Ashraf Zarkan
  • Research Associate
  • Studying the role of indole signalling in Persisters and Biofilm Formation (Aim: Anti-persisters/Anti-biofilm therapy)
Dr Zenon Zenonos
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Genetic modification of Plasmodium falciparum