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Miss Katherine Roe MSci

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Miss Katherine Roe is a Postgraduate Research Student in Oral Microbiology, working in collaboration with Mondelēz international at the University of Southampton.

Katherine studied an MSci in Biochemistry at the University of Southampton, specializing in Microbiology during her fourth year and leading her to pursue a PhD in Microbiology. She is currently working on testing antimicrobial compounds for use on oral biofilms, using multispecies models.



Academic Qualifications

2018-present: PhD in Microbiology. The University of Southampton, UK.
2014-2018: MSci Biochemistry. The University of Southampton, UK.
Masters Dissertation: Using rationally designed carbohydrates to treat pneumococcal biofilm infections.
Undergraduate Dissertation: The effects of LIF and CNTF on mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation.


Research interests

My PhD focusses on oral microbiology, specifically as a multispecies biofilm and investigating certain molecules as antimicrobial agents. Finding new antimicrobial compounds is crucial due to the globally increasing levels of antibiotic resistance. This project is in collaboration with Mondelēz international.

During my Masters project I studied the use of rationally designed carbohydrates to treat pneumococcal biofilm infections.

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Jeremy Webb, Prof. Paul Stoodley, Beth Green (Mondelēz) and Ben Dias (Mondelēz).
PhD Research: Oral biofilms: A fundamental understanding to target improved oral health and breath freshness.
Research Funding: Mondelēz international.

Research group


Miss Katherine Roe
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number NNN: 85/4041/M55

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