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Mr Bhavik Barochia MBioSci (Hons), AMRSB

Postgraduate Researcher of Clinical Microbiology within the National Biofilm Innovation Centre

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Mr Bhavik Barochia is a postgraduate Researcher of Clinical Microbiology within the National Biofilm Innovation Centre.

Bhavik Barochia graduated with a 1st Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Southampton in 2017. During his undergraduate studies he developed an interest in microbiology, particularly bacterial biofilms, and is now a postgraduate research student within the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, situated within the University of Southampton.

Academic qualifications

2017-Present: PhD Medical Microbiology. University of Southampton, UK.
2013-2017: 1st Class (Hons) Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBioSci) University of Southampton, UK.

Masters Dissertation: Expression, purification and crystallisation of the P. aeruginosa receptor protein BdlA.

Undergraduate Honours Dissertation: Utilising 16S rRNA fluorescence through in situ hybridisation to detect viable but non-culturable Campylobacter jejuni in poultry samples.

Research interests

Bhavik is currently reading towards a PhD in clinical microbiology and his research focus is representatively testing novel elatase inhibitors on P. aeruginosa biofilms with the context of Cystid Fibrosis. His research involves use of a novel host pathogen interaction model. Bhavik’s research is in collaboration with ANTABIO, a private biopharmaceutical company developing antibacterial resistance-breakers in areas of highest medical need.

Supervisors: Prof Jeremy Webb, Prof Saul Faust, Dr Martin Everett (ANTABIO) and Dr Gary Connett (UHS)
PhD Research: Investigation of the anti-biofilm activities of inhibitors of the LasB protease and their application in the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in cystic fibrosis patients
Funding: MRC iCASE PhD Studentship in collaboration with ANTABIO

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

Affiliate research groups

Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Institute for Life Sciences, Network for AntiMicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention (NAMRIP), National Biofilms innovation centre

Media and Communications officer, Biological Sciences Postgraduate Society

Scientific Consultant, Enactus Southampton

Membership of external organisations:

Elected associate member of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB)

Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)

Elected member of the Royal Microscopy Society (RMS)

Member of the European Microscopy Society (EMS)

Member of the Federation of the Microbiological Societies (FEMS)

Demonstrator

BIOL2038 Environmental Microbiology
BIOL2044 Medical Microbiology
BIOL6075 Biological Optical Imaging

2017-Present: PhD Clinical Microbiology. University of Southampton, UK.

2013-2017: 1st Class (Hons) Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBioSci) University of Southampton, UK.

Masters Dissertation: Expression, purification and crystallisation of the P. aeruginosa receptor protein BdlA

Undergraduate Honours Dissertation: Utilising 16S rRNA fluorescence through in situ hybridisation to detect viable but non-culturable Campylobacter jejuni in poultry samples

Mr Bhavik Barochia
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 85/4041/M55


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