I joined the lab in April 2016 and have been exploring the role of bacteriophages in the transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among Escherichia coli. The project involves isolation of bacteriophages from cattle slurry, genome sequencing of the isolates and subsequent characterisation – host range, burst size and transduction rate. The final stage of the project will use mathematical modelling of the generated data in order to predict the bacteriophage-mediated spread of AMR in bacterial populations.
I completed my BSc (Hons) degree in Microbiology and Pathology at University of Bristol. During that time I did a year in industry at Pfizer, Inc. in Sandwich, Kent. After graduating I spent a year as a research technician at University of Bath, before starting PhD at University of Warwick. My PhD project was on the characterisation of the transcriptional landscape of Haemophilus influenzae, with the focus on infection-relevant conditions.
List of publications:
Sazinas P, Smith C, Suhaimi A, Hobman JL, Dodd CE, Millard AD. Draft Genome Sequence of the Bacteriophage vB_Eco_slurp01 (2016). Genome Announcements PDF
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