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Bacteriology

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Group leaders

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Research Interests
Professor Mark Bronsvoort Personal Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology

I currently have a broad portfolio of interests including the epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease and bovine tuberculosis and using molecular tools to understand transmission and spread at different scales in LMICs.  

Professor Ross Fitzgerald Personal Chair of Molecular Bacteriology

Use of genomic and molecular tools to examine the evolution and pathogenesis of clinically important species of Staphylococci and Legionella

 

Professor David Gally Personal Chair of Microbial Genetics

My research aims to define the genetic determinants that contribute to the spread of important zoonotic diseases such as those caused by enterohaemorrhagic E. coli and Salmonella.  Current work is applying machine learning and phylogenomics to predict the source and disease threat of isolates. The other main focus of our research is to understand the expression of bacterial colonisation factors and apply this knowledge to develop vaccines to limit bacterial zoonotic diseases. 

 

Professor Jayne Hope Personal Chair of Immunology

Immune responses to Mycobacterial infections in cattle.

Professor Tanja Opriessnig Chair of Infectious Disease Pathology, Group Leader

Infectious disease models; Intervention strategies; Pathology; Veterinary diagnostics; Pigs.

Dr Jo Stevens Group Leader

Studies intracellular bacterial pathogens, with specific interest in the bacterial genes required for intracellular survival and evasion of innate immune responses.

Professor Mark Stevens Personal Chair of Microbial Pathogenesis

Salmonella, Campylobacter and Escherichia coli infections in farm animals, with emphasis on the bacterial and host factors that influence persistence, pathogenesis and protection.

Professor Lonneke Vervelde Personal Chair of Veterinary Immunology &Infectious Diseases

Host-pathogen interactions and immunomodulation in avian species, with a particular focus on mucosal surfaces.

Career track fellows

Name (sorted in descending order) Role Research Interests
Dr Deborah Hoyle Career Track Fellow/Research Fellow

Molecular epidemiology of zoonotic and emerging pathogens, surveillance and disease control.

Dr Samantha Lycett Group Leader

Pathogen Phylodynamics - evolution and epidemiology of viruses and bacteria using bayesian and machine learning methods.