Carbon dynamics of pre-and post-fire moorlands in upland Britain
Prof P Hughes, Dr B.J. Robroek, Dr J Leyland
4 January 2019
Programme website. http://inspire-dtp.ac.uk. Project Rationale. Peatlands are critical terrestrial carbon (C) stores and may store up to 17% of the global soil carbon stock .
Characterising Clostridium difficile defence strategies against bacteriophages
Prof M Clokie, Dr A Millard
6 January 2019
Healthcare associated infections are a major problem for patients and a global health challenge. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is particularly problematic, for example the UK has ~20,000 infectious diarrhoeal cases every year, and progressive complications can lead to death in ~3% of infected patients.