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Wellington Research Group


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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: 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

Postgraduate students