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.
Image-Based Methods for the Dynamics of Ceramic Interfaces in Ballistic Armour Applications
Materials and Surface Engineering
Prof F Pierron
1 February 2019
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence and Security PhD scheme has a current focus on ‘Novel Materials for Defence’. As part of this program, interfaces between armour ceramics and polymers/metals have been identified as key to improving the performance of ballistic armour for military personnel and vehicles.