Research in Molecular Microbiology
The Molecular Microbiology Group has three overlapping themes involving research into micro-organisms of medical, industrial and environmental importance.
Research themes in Molecular physiology
An understanding of the fundamental principles governing the life of bacteria provides a framework for new methods of control and exploitation.
Research themes in Molecular pathogenicity
Infectious diseases are a major killer and cause of human suffering around the world. The epidemic spread of antibiotic resistance makes the development of novel drug targets and vaccines of crucial importance.
Research themes in Environmental microbiology
Research into how micro-organisms survive, grow and interact in their natural environment is important for many areas of biotechnology.