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Wellington Research Group


 Wellington group Outreach for "bridging the gaps" 

Research Themes:

  • 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

Group Members

Postdoctoral workers

Dr Chiara Borsetto: Metagenomics and antibacterial drugs discovery
Dr Rob James: Monitoring the spread of Mycobacterium bovis in the environment
Dr Rui Pedro Abreu Pereira: Microbial diagnostics

Postgraduate students

Victoria Clark: Understanding gene expression and plasmid survival in pathogens
James Delaney: Identifying drivers of antibiotic resistance in the environment
Sian Powell: Animal diseases and interactions between wildlife and livestock
Severine Rangama: Transmission route for antibiotic genes in the environment
Valentin Waschulin: Discovery of novel biosynthetic gene clusters in soil microbial communities

Research assistants

Lidija Kravar-Garde: Antimicrobial disease in wildlife and livestock
Andrew Murphy : Plant rhizosphere, metaproteomics and pathogen detection

Visiting research fellows

 David Porter: The role of wildlife in disease transmission