I obtained my degree in Immunology with Microbiology from Chelsea College (now part of King’s College), University of London. After a career in outplacement consultancy during which I maintained a keen interest in microbiology, I returned to science as a research assistant in Oxford and registered for a D.Phil three years later. My thesis, completed in 2003, investigated the genetic basis of lipopolysaccharide heterogeneity in non-typeable Haemophilus influenza, and triggered my interest in population biology. Since 2004 I have worked in the Maiden Group on the molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter, which most recently has been focused on whole-genome epidemiology of human campylobacteriosis.
Molecular Epidemiology, Genomics, Molecular Microbiology, Population Biology.
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