I’m a postdoctoral researcher investigating the antimicrobial capability of protein antibiotics with Martin Maiden from the University of Oxford and Julian Parkhill from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. After obtaining my BSc in Biomedical Science I decided to pursue a career in microbiology and worked as a Research Assistant at University College London. There I investigated the antimicrobial activity of photodynamic therapy and novel catheters embedded with light activated antimicrobials. I then undertook a PhD at the University of East Anglia where I used high-throughput phenomics to link genotype and phenotype, to study antimicrobial resistance, metabolic capability, biofilms and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The aim of my current project is to use population genetics and transposon directed insertion sequencing (TraDIS) to study protein antibiotic (bacteriocin) import and susceptibility pathways in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
- Population biology
- High-throughput mutagenesis
- Molecular microbiology
Page, K., A. Correia, M. Wilson, E. Allan and I. P. Parkin (2015). “Light-activated antibacterial screen protectors for mobile telephones and tablet computers.” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 296: 19-24.
Bovis, M. J., S. Noimark, J. H. Woodhams, C. W. M. Kay, J. Weiner, W. J. Peveler, A. Correia, M. Wilson, E. Allan, I. P. Parkin and A. J. MacRobert (2015). “Photosensitisation studies of silicone polymer doped with methylene blue and nanogold for antimicrobial applications.” RSC Advances 5(68): 54830-54842.
Noimark, S., M. Bovis, A. J. MacRobert, A. Correia, E. Allan, M. Wilson and I. P. Parkin (2013). “Photobactericidal polymers; the incorporation of crystal violet and nanogold into medical grade silicone.” RSC Advances 3(40): 18383-18394.