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Institute for Life Sciences

Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology provides interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities at the interface of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Computational Modelling, Engineering and Ocean Science.

Microbial Community

Environmental Microbiology capability at Southampton includes:

  • Molecular mechanisms & evolution - fundamental research in biofilm development including evolution, genetics & molecular ecology and how biofilms may be controlled in the environment and disease.
  • Microbial community engineering - simulating microbial communities provides a faster way of understanding evolving microbial communities and the capability to make predictions about their behaviour.
  • Environmental, Engineering & Health Impacts -  biofilms in the environment, the built environment and clinical practice, including the impact on the survival of pathogens such as E. coli 0157, Legionella pneumophila, MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

Related Staff Member

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The Institute funds a cohort of interdisciplinary PhD studentships each year.  Current postgraduate students in this field include:

Anish Pandey

Anish Pandey

Understanding competitive carriage within the human nasophaynx with specific reference to Neisserial species

Key Publications

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