- 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: Metagenomics and antibacterial drugs discovery
Dr Rob James:
Dr Ian Lidbury: Plant rhizosphere and cycling of phosphate, metaproteomics
Dr Rui Pedro Abreu Pereira: Microbial diagnostics
Dr Sebastien Raguideau:
Dr Emma Travis: Theoretical and practical aspects of investigating reservoirs of Mycobacterium bovis and other mycobacterial pathogens in the environment. COMMet coordinator
Victoria Clark: Understanding gene expression and plasmid survival in pathogens
Matt Harwood: Exploring horizontal gene transfer in the environment
Gemma Hill: Antibiotic resistance in rivers and wastewater treatment plants
Sian Powell: Animal diseases and interactions between wildlife and livestock
Severine Rangama: Transmission route for antibiotic genes in the environment
Visiting research fellows
David Porter: The role of wildlife in disease transmission