Prof. Julian A. Hiscox is Chair in Infection and Global Health. He has a BSc in Genetics from University College London (1991) and a PhD in Virology from the University of Reading/Institute for Animal Health (1994).  Prior to moving to Liverpool in 2012 he held academic positions at the University of Leeds (2003-2012) and the University of Reading (1999-2003). He did post-doctoral work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Institute for Animal Health (now the Pirbright Institute). He is also a Professor at Northwest A&F University, China and an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore Immunology Network at A*STAR in Singapore.

 

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Dr. Xiaofeng Dong is a PDRA. He obtained his B.S. Degree at University of Leeds in 2007. Before he went Ph.D. study at University of Liverpool (2012-2016), he was a research assistant at Tsingtao Brewery (2007-2012).

 

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Dr. Isabel Garcia-Dorival is a PDRA. She has a BSc in Biology with specialization in Microbiology and Parasitology from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru, 2008) and a MSc in Virology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain, 2012).  In between she worked for two years in NAMRU-6 on RNA viruses. Her project focuses on the interaction of Ebola virus proteins with the host cell. THer PhD project was in collaboration with Dr. Roger Hewson’s group at Public Health England. Isabel deployed to West Africa in 2014 under the auspices of the European Mobile Laboratory to help with the diagnostic effort in Guinea as part of the EU response to the Ebola outbreak. She is currently a PDRA in the laboratory working on Ebola virus.

 

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Dr. Stuart Armstrong is a PDRA. He works on pathogen proteomics and is supported by the Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections and the Pirbright Institute.

 

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Natasha Rickett is a PhD student based in Liverpool.

 

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Jordana Munoz-Basagoiti is a PhD student based in Liverpool.

 

 

Abbie Harrison is a PhD CASE student based in Liverpool and with the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (dstl). Abbie completed her undergraduate degree in Human Physiology at UoL. Abbie's dissertation project was spent working in the institute of translational medicine (ITM), investigating the role of differential DUB expression in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Following Physiology, she completed a Masters of Biological Sciences firstly, working in Bangkok on a short-term research project that aimed to analyse mass spectrometry information from patient pulmonary adenocarcinoma biopsies, in order to investigate proteomic signatures for early stage lung cancer subtypes. Secondly, as a Research Associate for a collaborative project between A*s Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology in Singapore and Judy Coulson’s laboratory in ITM, investigating the role of DUBs and the HIPPO pathway in invasive carcinomas. After completing her masters, Abbie worked as a Scientific Associate for a pharmaceutical company called Allergan. My role at Allergan involved performing the development, optimisation and application of analytical methods required to support the Cell and Molecular Team. Abbie is currently studying for her PhD is co-supervised by Professor Aras Kadioglu. Her project aims to investigate intracellular aberrations of protein levels and interactions within the lungs in response to irritant exposure. 

 

 

Rebekah Penrice-Randal is a PhD student based in Liverpool.

 

 

Greg Joyner is a PhD student based in Liverpool.

 

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Zana Mahmood is a PhD student based in Liverpool.

 

 

Elsa-Gayle Zekeng is a PhD student based in Liverpool.  She has a BSc in Molecular Biology with a year in Industry from the University of Liverpool (2012) having spent a year at Imagen-Biotech, Manchester. Elsa has also worked at the Institute Pasteur of Dakar Senegal and has worked with UNICEF and SWAA (Society of Women living with AIDS in Africa) in socioeconomically deprived regions of Ghana.  Elsa deployed to West Africa in 2015 under the auspices of the European Mobile Laboratory to help with the diagnostic effort in Guinea as part of the EU response to the Ebola outbreak.

 

 

Jocelyn-Perez Lazo is a PhD student based in Liverpool.

 

Mark Ellul is a Clinical Fellow and PhD student based in Liverpool.

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Liana Kafetzopoulou is a PhD student based at Public Health England.

 

Sofia Riccio is a PhD student based at the Pirbright Institute.

 

Phoebe Stevenson-Leggett is a PhD student based at the Pirbright Institute.

 

Kim Steeds is a PhD student based at Public Health England.

 

Daniel Carter is a PhD student based at Public Health England