Infection and pathogenesis

Infection and Pathogenesis research comprises the following areas:

  • Scanning Electron Micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosisCell wall biosynthesis and assembly in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Dr Luke Alderwick)
  • The cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A focus for new drug targets and vaccines (Professor Gurdyal Besra)
  • Lipid Metabolites of mycobacteria : pathways to biosynthesis and role in virulence (Dr Apoorva Bhatt)
  • Bacterial physiology and biochemistry (Professor Jeff Cole)
  • Control of toxin production by pathogenic enteric bacteria (Dr David Grainger)
  • The evolution and molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions (Dr Robin May)
  • Bacterial pathogenomics; high-throughput sequencing; bioinformatics; type III secretion (Professor Mark Pallen)
  • Molecular biology and functional genomics of bacterial foodborne pathogens (Professor Charles Penn)
  • Bacterial plasmid replication, stability & transfer; polyketide synthesis (Professor Chris Thomas)