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D.M.Power@soton.ac.uk

Mr Declan Power BSc (Hons), MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Declan Power is a postgraduate research student in Microbiology within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Declan completed his undergraduate (BSc) in Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University, and an MSc in Medical Microbiology at the University of Manchester. 

Declan’s previous research has focused on clinical biofilm infections in UTIs and chronic wounds, assessing the increased and adaptive resistance to clinical antimicrobial compounds.

His current research involves the pre-clinical development of targeted nitric oxide dispersal agents for the treatment of biofilm infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

2018-2019: MSc Medical Microbiology. The University of Manchester, UK

2014-2018: BSc (Hons) Microbiology. Nottingham Trent University, UK

Research interests

Bacterial biofilms, in particular those formed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) are key to cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogenesis. There remains a vital need for new and improved treatments that address the issue of biofilm bacteria, to further improve survival rates and patient quality of life.

My current research will further explore the efficacy of a novel series of dispersal-inducing nitric oxide-releasing prodrugs, that release NO in the presence of bacterial beta-lactamases, are effective in dispersing PA biofilms in-vitro, and potentiate the action of antibiotics within the CF lung.

Research project: Targeted, small molecule Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm dispersal agents for the treatment of infections in CF patients

Supervisors:

Prof. Jeremy Webb
Prof. Gary Connett
Prof. Saul Faust

Funding Agency: Strategic Research Centre project funded between the University of Southampton, Imperial College London, and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Research group

Microbiology

Research project(s)

Targeted, small molecule Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm dispersal agents for the treatment of infections in CF patients

Demonstrator for:

BIOL2038 Environmental Microbiology

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

Room Number NNN: 85

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