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Mr Fergus L Watson BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Student in Microbiology

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My current work is understanding the efficacy of Bioquell’s Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour technology against multi-drug resistant biofilms. Contaminated surfaces within hospitals have a growing reputation for the transmission of nosocomial infections and biofilms are believed to be at the source.

Academic Qualifications

2010-2013: BSc Biological Sciences 1st Class (Hons). John Moores Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK.

Research interests

During my role as a microbiologist at Bioquell UK ltd I experienced the burden hospitals are put under from contaminated surfaces and high nosocomial infection rates. The company has published a number of studies highlighting the effectiveness of our technology in control disease outbreaks and infection rates. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take these studies further and look into the field of biofilms, an emerging threat to hospitals and public health.

Supervisor: Prof. C W Keevil, Dr S A Wilks
PhD Research: The prevalence and relevance of hospital biofilms and their inactivation by hydrogen peroxide vapour technology.
Funding: Royal Commission for Exhibition of 1851 & Bioquell UK Ltd

Research group

Biomedical Sciences

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Mr Fergus L Watson
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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