Doctor Nela Nikolic

Dr Nela Nikolic

Lecturer in Microbiology

Research interests

  • Roles of accessory genetic elements in bacterial resilience
  • Dynamic interactions between bacterial viruses (phages) and bacterial populations
  • Novel antimicrobial treatments and phage therapy against bacterial diseases

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


I am broadly interested in understanding what makes microbes such experts to live almost everywhere and to successfully occupy new habitats. I investigate genomic traits that re-route bacterial core regulatory networks, and as such make bacteria resilient to survive in harsh conditions, fight viral predators, and colonize new hosts.