I am a Sir Henry Dale fellow in the Bacterial Evolutionary Epidemiology group at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, near Paddington. My work focusses on the biology of multi-strain bacterial populations, primarily Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus). Such microbes often vary extensively in characteristics such as antibiotic resistance, virulence and expression of antigens that are potential vaccine targets. To understand this variation, my research encompasses laboratory molecular microbiology, analysis of genomic datasets, and computational modelling. Repeated emails are the best way to contact me.
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