At IFR we have a widely varied research portfolio concerned with understanding the survival of Salmonella and E. coli within food and gut systems.
We develop and utilise new molecular techniques to define the diversity of Salmonella and E. coli pathogens in order to understand how they enter and survive in the food chain, and how they interact in the human and animal gut giving rise to disease.
On-going projects include:
- Understanding the relationship of Salmonella and E. coli isolates within the environment to determine genotypes associated with risk of foodborne disease.
- Development of molecular techniques to identify genes associated with environmental stress and infection
- Develop genetic techniques that allow prediction of synergistic effects on Salmonella of combining decontamination protocols for foods and surfaces.
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Examples of recent academic outputs can be found on our Research Leaders pages.
Lead scientists involved: