Molecular microbiology 

Researcher looking through microsopeThe overarching strategy of the molecular microbiology research group is to understand microbial processes at all levels, from molecules to the whole organism, and to maintain the School as an international centre of molecular microbiology research.

Most research is concerned with prokaryotes, but theme members also have interests in viruses and fungi. The School boasts one of largest clusters of molecular microbiologists in the UK, with 13 PIs, 28 postdocs and 29 PhD students.