- Defining environmental reservoirs of pathogenic bacteria in soil and water.
- Antibiotic resistance dissemination aim to identify reservoirs of drug resistance in the environment.
- Microbial community analysis and the development of environmental proteomics for extraction and analysis of enzymes from soils and wastes, and in the processing of biopolymers.
Metagenomics and analyses of microbial gene pools in soil, discovery of novel antibiotic gene clusters.
Group Leader: Professor EMH Wellington
Dr Chiara Borsetto: Following the fate and impact of antibiotics in diverse environments
Dr Rob James: Investigating genome diversity, HGT and pathogen ecology
Dr Severine Rangama: Studying the pathways involved in environmental pathogen transmission
Dr Kim Summers: Plasmid-host co-evolution in the chemostat
Dr Emma Travis. Evaluation of environmental sources of Mycobacterium bovisonitoring the spread of Mycobacterium bovis in the environment.
Dr Vinko Zadjelovic: Microplastic dispersion and degradation
Visiting research fellows
David Porter: The role of wildlife in disease transmission