My research group has investigated many aspects of bacterial virulence, using molecular microbiology and other approaches to identify and characterise novel virulence factors, which may lead to their exploitation as targets for novel therapeutics. Recently, the main focus of my lab was Clostridium difficile, which causes gastrointesinal infections of man and animals and which is particularly problematic in hospitals.
Although I no longer have a research group, I maintain strong interests in the subject and am still active in various ways promoting research and teaching into bacterial pathogens.
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