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Role of the stringent response to promote biocide induced antibiotic tolerance in Staphylococcus aureus biofilms.

The selection of antibiotic tolerant bacteria is of emerging concern and is thought to contribute to treatment failure. Our preliminary data supports the hypothesis that widely used biocides can promote such tolerance in the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus by activation of the stringent response. Read more

Use of Fungi as a Means of Producing Concrete-Like Construction Materials

Concrete is one of the World’s most ubiquitous materials. It has achieved this through its versatility, durability and low cost. However, the manufacture of a key ingredient - Portland cement – contributes 4% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Read more

Investigating the effects of host-pathobiont interactions on inflammation resolution in chronic inflammatory disease

Host-microbiota homeostasis is pertinent for the maintenance of a healthy state. Chronic inflammatory diseases, which are often linked, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or cardiovascular disease, are characterised by disturbances on both sides. Read more

Experimental approaches to the evolution of anisogamy in a single celled alga

  Research Group: Centre for Evolutionary Biology
We are looking for a talented student to conduct their PhD on the evolutionary biology of anisogamy. Anisogamy is the difference in size between male and female gametes and is the driver of sexual selection and the evolution of the sexes. Read more

Are macrophages the heroes or villains of infection control?

The field of host pathogen interactions has never been more important. From the recent Covid19 pandemic to the causes of cancer and neurodegenerative disease host pathogen interactions underpin the pathology of many important diseases. Read more

Seaweed Bioactives Supplemented Animal Feeds

Background. In many European countries, pig production is responsible for the highest consumption of veterinary antibiotics, particularly antibiotics such as penicillins, tetracyclines, potentiated sulphonamides and macrolides. Read more

NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre

The NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) takes new discoveries, treatments and technologies into the clinic, using unique tools, facilities and world-changing expertise across our five key research areas. Read more

Glycan-based prebiotic approaches

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to join our dynamic and interdisciplinary team at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University Gold Coast campus. Read more

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