Antibiotic resistant pathogens research group team

Bacterial pathogen research group

Bacterial pathogen research group:

Professor Mat Upton (Group Lead) – medical microbiology and antibiotic discovery
Dr Garry Farnham (Research Fellow) – microbial genetics and novel DNA sequence based approaches
Dr Florie Desriac (Research Fellow) – bacteriocin design and development
Dr Katie Sealey (Research Fellow) – bioinformatic vaccine design to reduce antibiotic use in animals
Martha Nash (Research Associate) - ABX initiative administrator
Nizar Saeedi (PhD student) – host-pathogen interaction of uropathogenic E coli
Rob O’Hara (PhD student) – epidemiology and genomics of uropathogenic E coli
Abdu Aldarhami (PhD student) – discovery of novel bacteriocins with clinical potential
Matthew Koch (PhD student) – mining deep sea sponges for novel antibiotics
Poppy Best (PhD student with Dr Kerry Howell, School of Biological and Marine Sciences) – ecology and antimicrobial activity of marine sponge microbiota
James Butler (PhD student with Dr Alex Besinis, School of Engineering) – antimicrobial surfaces for infection control in hospitals
Vicky Bennett (Placement student) – purification and characterisation of novel antimicrobials
Lena Faller (Placement student) - purification and characterisation of novel antimicrobials

University of Plymouth collaborators:

Dr Michael Jarvis, School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor Simon Jackson, School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Gyuri Fejer, School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Andy Foey, School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr Kerry Howell, School of Biological and Marine Sciences

External collaborators:

Dr Lewis Jones, Consultant Microbiologist, University of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Jonathan Cox, University of Aston
Dr Ian Fotheringham, Ingenza Ltd, Edinburgh
Dr Max Ryadnov, National Physical Laboratory
Professor Mark Schembri, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Scott Beatson, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia