Athena Swan Gold Award

Section of Bacteriology

Learn more about our Section of Bacteriology, where research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in major diseases of man and animals.

Our research

Our research covers many health areas, including:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Leprosy
  • Buruli ulcer
  • Meningococcus
  • Pathogenic E.coli
  • Vibrio
  • Various foodborne pathogens.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to our research, involving innovative programs of experimental and computational study and have an extensive network of international collaborators.

Meet the team

Section lead

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Professor Graham Stewart

Head of the Department of Microbial Sciences

Section members

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Dr Dany Beste

Senior Lecturer in Microbial Metabolism

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Dr Khushboo Borah Slater

Visiting research fellow

Dr Belinda Hall

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Suzie Hingley-Wilson

Lecturer in Bacteriology

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Dr Jim Huggett

Visiting Professor, Analytical Microbiology

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Professor Johnjoe McFadden

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Associate Dean (International)

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Dr Chinyere Okoro

Lecturer in Bacteriology

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Dr Jennifer Ritchie

Senior Lecturer in Microbial Pathogenesis

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Professor Rachel Simmonds

Professor of Immunopathogenesis

Postgraduate research students

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Simone Krings

Postgraduate Research Student