Applied molecular bacteriology

Hypothesis: Identification of host and microbial factors affecting bacterial transmission, carriage, and pathogenesis can be used to reduce the spread of serious HCAI and develop improved or adjunctive treatment options. Fundamental research using the most clinically relevant strains can help us predict future challenges and potentially identify points for intervention.


This theme will deliver research outputs of both national and international importance through a partnership of internationally-recognised experts in clinical infection and microbiology, epidemiology and health protection, and academic microbiology. Research will focus on health protection priorities that are important nationally, and combine the use of clinical data, patient samples, and bacterial strains to ensure high relevance and delivery within the stated timescale.

2 column general content block - Applied molecular bacteriology PI's

Professor Shiranee Sriskandan

Professor Shiranee Sriskandan


Professor/Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London. Professor Sriskandan leads an internationally-recognised team which researches Gram-positive bacterial infection.

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Professor Neil Woodford

Professor Neil Woodford


Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Reference Laboratory (ARMRL), Public Health England. Professor Woodford is an international expert in molecular detection of the genetic determinants of key resistances through the ARMRL and specifically the Resistance Mechanisms Monitoring Unit, which he leads.

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Theme members