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My name is Anna York, I am second year student enrolled on the BBSRC funded Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) at the University of Warwick. I am currently studying for my PhD in the Roper Group base at the Gibbet Hill campus of the School of Life Sciences. My passion for antimicrobial research began in the first year of my undergraduate studies and the ever-increasing global problem of antibiotic resistance continues to provide impetus for my work in this field, alongside a more recent ambition for science communication to the wider community. My main research interests are to improve understanding of the cytoplasmic stages of peptidoglycan precursor synthesis in Gram-positive bacteria, with a primary focus on Streptococcus pneumoniae.
My current research focuses specifically on MurM, a largely unexploited protein that has been shown to be required for high level penicillin resistance in S.pneumoniae. If you would like to find more out about My Research please take a look at my page, you can also follow me on Twitter @AnnaSpannaYork or visit my Linked In profile.