The Rise of Superbugs
  • Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW

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The next Plymouth Athenaeum Autumn Lecture will be given by Dr Tina Joshi, Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Plymouth. 

Recent research into Clostridium difficile spore resistance to chlorine and persistence on hospital gowns has made UK and international news. The paper has been published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2019). 

TIna will be giving her talk in a generalised format and will be discussing antibiotic resistance as well as the importance of infection control.

Tina is the Lead for Microbial Diagnostics and Infection Control Research Group and Employability Co-ordinator for School of Biomedical Sciences. She is on the scientific committee for Antibiotic Research UK.

After completing BSc and PhD studies at Cardiff University, she undertook several postdoctoral roles from 2012-17 before commencement of a Lectureship at the University of Plymouth. She specialises in infection control of clinically-relevant bacteria (Clostridium difficile) and development of molecular diagnostics for antibiotic resistant organisms. 

Tina was awarded the Hind Rattan ‘Jewel of India’ Award from the Indian Government (Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society of India) in 2018 for diasporal achievements in academia within the country of her birth - the UK.

More about Tina's research

This lecture is free and open to all. Please register your place via the Eventbrite webpage or contact the Plymouth Athenaeum for any queries (tel: 01752 266079 / email

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