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Coming in from the cold; studies on the evolution of CEACAM binding by Moraxella catarrhalis Event

CES Seminars
12:45 - 13:45
9 December 2016
Seminar Room LF8, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

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Event details

A Clinical and Experimental Sciences Seminar Series Lecture presented by Dr Darryl Hill, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Bristol


Dr Hill’s research groups studies the interactions of bacterial pathogens with human cellular receptors and matrix proteins in order to understand how disease is caused whilst avoiding the immune responses. The studies principally focus on the interactions of human restricted pathogens such as Neisseria meningitidis, N. gonorrhoeae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae. However, the list continues to grow.

Speaker information

Dr Darryl Hill,University of Bristol,Dr Hill studied Biochemistry for his first degree before studying for a PhD in comparative haematology and immunology at Swansea University. Through his studies Dr Hill developed an interest in evolution of matrix protein and their receptors from fish to humans. After a Leverhulme trust funded postdoctoral position, Darryl moved to Bristol to work with Mumtaz Virji as a post doc studying the interaction of human restricted bacteria with human receptors and extracellular matrix proteins. Dr Hill obtained a Lectureship at the University of Bristol in 2006 where he continues to work now as a senior lecturer.

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