Predatory Bdellovibrio bacteria- evolution of predation and application of predators against AMR infection
6 November 13:00
Professor Liz Sockett
Professor Liz Sockett, University of Nottingham
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
I research friendly predatory bacteria as living antibiotics and so i teach microbiology . I teach on three undergraduate modules at Nottingham- all with specialisms in bacteriology.
Core Skills Infection Microbiology is a first year module in Semester 1 with 205 enthusiastic freshers! - a first taste of the bacterial world! Colleagues and I offer 2 practicals and 3 lectures to begin to get you hands on with bacteria!
C42418 Bacterial Genes and Development is a 2nd year module that I co teach with Dr Thorsten Allers to around 100 2nd years. We explain the intricacies and beauty of the mechanisms of gene regulation in model bacteria and in pathogens, phages and spores.
C13397 Pathogens is a third year module taken by about 80 final year B.Sc students. I teach three weeks on TB, E.coli and Salmonella gut infections and the need to tackle antibiotic resistance in pathogens. My colleagues teach on malaria, schistosomes, candida and other fungal infections and on human susceptibility to infection. I organize a poster conference at which students present pathogens posters, judged by myself, my academic colleagues and their peers.
This seminar will take place at the Museum of Natural History.