Honored to give an invited talk in ESEB 2019 symposium 24: 'Microbial evolution under biotic stress'
Call for abstracts for SMBE 2019 conference (Manchester, 21-25.7) is now open - we will organise a very exciting one with Pauline Scanlan entitled 'Microbial Evolution in Complex Environments'
Invited speakers are Jo Fothergill and Angus Buckling
Thank you for coming to listen my talk in Ireland
Thank you for visiting our symposium 13: Pathogen evolution during chronic infections. See you in ESEB 2019!
Read our opinion piece about phage therapy here:
Silk route to the acceptance and re-implementation of phage therapy
Read my blog about phage therapy @ Conversation:
Soviet-era treatment could be the new weapon in the war against antibiotic resistance
We are interested in eco-evolutionary dynamics of species interactions in multi-trophic communities and how microbial communities affect the fitness and survival of higher level organisms. We combine experimental evolution laboratory approach with environmental sampling and field experiments and work with various microbes including bacteria, bacteriophages, protists and their associated ‘host’ organisms (e.g. tomato). We’re also interested in how abiotic factors shape the evolution of species interactions and how rapid adaptation might feedback and affect the composition, stability and the functioning of complex microbial communities. Elucidating these processes is especially important for understanding disease dynamics, which are often shaped by the host-associated microbial communities that form the first line of defence against the invading pathogens.
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Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology
Department of Biology (L012)
University of York
Honorary Guest Professor
Nanjing Agricultural University
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