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Mr Marley Robert Cassidy BSc

MRes Advanced Biological Science student

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Marley Cassidy is an MRes Advanced Biological Science student within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Portsmouth in 2020. For my final year dissertation, I worked in collaboration with a pharmacological company, looking at the molecular biochemistry of antisense oligonucleotide technology, and how it could be used as a novel antibacterial therapeutic against Gram-negative bacteria.

Research interests

My MRes project involves using Raman spectrometry to look for biomarkers presented by viable but non-culturable Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells within biofilms. What is intended is that if proven to be successful, Raman spectrometry could be used as a diagnostic tool to characterise and understand the infectious profiles of patient samples more accurately - leading to better treatments.

Aims for the future

After completing my MRes degree, I would like to obtain a PhD, continuing my research in regard to biofilms and their development - specifically in terms of understanding their pathogenesis and their persistence during infection. After the completion of a PhD, I hope to remain in academia; continuing my research further and contributing to the literature.


Dr Callum J Highmore
Professor Jeremy S Webb

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Affiliate research group

MRes Advanced Biological Science

Mr Marley Robert Cassidy
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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