The Lung Bacteria Laboratory studies the bacterial pathogens common in cystic fibrosis and related suppurative lung diseases.
Our research focuses on:
- mechanisms of cross-infection
- mechanisms of infection acquisition from the environment and other clinical sources
- determinants of virulence
- persistence and antimicrobial resistance linking genomics with the phenome
- clinical outcomes.
We aim to improve patient outcomes by understanding optimal treatment for chronic infection, and to provide improved diagnostics that result in earlier and more accurate infection-detection.
Honorary Group Leader: Professor Scott Bell
- Dr Laura Sherrard, Visiting Scientist
- Rebecca Stockwell, Research Assistant
- Kay Ramsay, PhD Student (Non-review)
- Michelle Wood, MPhil Student
- Christine Duplancic, Research Officer
- Janine Fenton, Research Assistant
- Elucidating antibiotic resistance mechanisms in chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
- The emerging problem of non-tuberculous mycobacteria infection: understanding aetiology, geospatial epidemiology and developing interventions
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