- 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 Jennie Holden: Antibiotic resistance in the environment
Dr Hayley King: Wildlife disease epidemiology and developing non-invasive methods for tracking infected animals
Dr Ian Lidbury: Plant rhizosphere and cycling of phosphate, metaproteomics
Dr Emma Travis: Theoretical and practical aspects of investigating reservoirs of Mycobacterium bovis and other mycobacterial pathogens in the environment. COMMet coordinator
Dr Chiara Borsetto: Metagenomics and antibacterial drugs discovery
John Cawley: Recycling biodegradable wastes
Victoria Clark: Understanding gene expression and plasmid survival in pathogens
Gemma Hill: Antibiotic resistance in rivers and wastewater treatment plants
Severine Rangama: Transmission route for antibiotic genes in the environment
Sian Powell: Animal diseases and interactions between wildlife and livestock
Lidija Kravar-Garde: Antimicrobial disease in wildlife and livestock
Andrew Murphy : Plant rhizosphere, metaproteomics and pathogen detection
David Porter: The role of wildlife in disease transmission
Dina Hatem, Newton Fellow, Cairo University: Antibiotic biosynthesis gene clusters
Jenny Johnson, Newton Fellow, Gujarat University: Metaproteomics of toxic environments