Joshua Quick

Joshua Quick

School of Biosciences

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School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Application of next generation sequencing in public health microbiology

Supervisors: Tim Mitchell, Nick Loman and, Charles Penn

I am currently researching the epidemiology of P. aeruginosa in severe burns victims using whole genome sequencing as well as the microbial ecology of hospital water using shotgun metagenomics. I am also developing techniques for challenging metagenomic sequencing of clinical samples, including tissue and blood.


Josh studied biomedical science at the University of Southampton, before getting a job at Illumina as an integration scientist. He started his PhD with Tim Mitchell and Nick Loman in 2012 and also holds a post as a bioinformatician for the SRMRC, Birmingham.


Loman NJ, Constantinidou C, Christner M, et al. A Culture-Independent Sequence-Based Metagenomics Approach to the Investigation of an Outbreak of Shiga-Toxigenic Escherichia coli O104:H4. JAMA.2013;309(14):1502-1510.