Senior Research Fellow
Biofilm Biology cluster, SCELSE

Research interests:

  • Biofilms: For numerous pathogens biofilm formation is the major survival strategy within the human body. I use advanced imaging tools for in-depth study of biofilm ultrastructure, its development and dispersal. I also employ transcriptomics to better understand mechanisms regulating biofilm growth and interaction between host and pathogen leading to biofilm formation.
  • Imaging:  Optical microscopy is an extremely powerful tool in life sciences.  I am focusing on developing novel optical imaging methods, as well as software and processing workflows for 2D/3D visualisation and quantitative analysis, with the exceptional care about the image integrity issues.

Current project:

  • Pathogen–host interaction and biofilm formation in Group A Streptococcus
  • Quantification and modelling of 3D biofilm ultrastructures
  • Mechanisms of biofilm formation in S.pneumoniae