- 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