Prof Craig Winstanley BSc PhD

Professor Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology

Biography

Personal Statement

My research interests lie in the use of genomics and molecular techniques to study Gram-negative bacterial pathogens, specifically their evolution, population behaviour & pathogenicity.

Invitations to Conferences:

22nd – 25th February 2016. SMBE Satellite Workshop on Genome Evolution in Pathogen Transmission and Disease, Shiga Kogen, Japan (Invited Speaker)

10th – 12th February 2016. European Young Investigator Meeting (CF), Institute Pasteur, Paris, France (Invited Speaker, Moderator and Reviewer)

23rd – 26th May 2016. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Invited Speaker.

14th March – 17nd April 2014. Society for General Microbiology, Liverpool. Invited speaker in Symposium entitled: Pseudomonas signalling, secretion & sensing

7th – 11th September 2013. 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas, Lausanne, Switzerland. Title of presentation: Secrets of a transmissible Pseudomonas aeruginosa “superbug”.

Organiser of the 16th International Conference on Pseudomonas in Liverpool in 2017.

Personal Distinctions

  • Organiser (16th International Conference on Pseudomonas in Liverpool in 2017. 2017)
  • Invited Speaker (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, International Convention Centre, Birmingham. 2016)
  • Invited Speaker, Reviewer and Moderator (European Young Investigator Meeting (CF), Institute Pasteur, Paris, France 2016)
  • Invited speaker (22nd – 25th February 2016. SMBE Satellite Workshop on Genome Evolution in Pathogen Transmission and Disease, Shiga Kogen, Japan 2016)
  • Invited speaker in an SGM Symposium (Invitation to Speak, SGM 2014)
  • Invitation to speak at the 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas, Lausanne, (Invitation to Speak, The Organisers 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Portugese Congress in Microbiology (Invitation to Speak, Portugese Congress in Microbiology and Biotechnology (Microbiotec’13) 2013)
  • Invited speaker at meeting on Antimicrobial resistance: Challenges of the 21st Century, Bangkok (Invitation to Speak, SEA-EU-NET 2013)
  • Invited speaker in a Society for General Microbiology symposium (Invitation to Speak, SGM 2009)
  • Secrets of a cystic fibrosis superbug (Invitation to Speak, University of Cardiff (invited seminar) 2008)
  • The PCR in medical bacteriology diagnostics & research (Invitation to Speak, Euroscicon 2008)
  • Invited speaker, 30th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2007) (Invitation to Speak, European Cystic Fibrosis Society 2007)
  • Invited speaker at the Bowman Club 2007 (IXth Annual Meeting) (Invitation to Speak, The Bowman Club 2007)
  • PCR applications in medical bacteriology (Invitation to Speak, Birkbeck College 2006)
  • Invited speaker North American CF Conference 2005 (Invitation to Speak, North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2005)
  • Invited speaker at Royal College of Ophthamologists Annual Congress 2005 (Invitation to Speak, Royal College of Ophthamologists 2005)
  • 1982 Honours Year UMIST Course Prize for Biochemistry (Prize, UMIST 1982)

Administrative Roles

  • I am the Organiser / Chairman / Secretary of the Genetic Modification Advisory Group, Department of CIMI (since 2000). Organiser of Postgraduate Research seminars for the Department (since 2002).
  • Membership of :
  • University Sub-Committee on Biological Hazards (since 2008)
  • School of Infection & Host Defence Research Committee (2006-2010)
  • School Learning & Teaching Committee (2009-2010)
  • Department of CIMI (previously School of Infection & Host Defence) Safety Committee (since 2007)
  • Institute of Integrative Biology (previously School of Biological Sciences) Biological Safety Committee (since 2000)
  • Division of Pathology Biological Safety Committee (2005-2010)
  • University Working Group on Genetic Modification (since 2005)
  • Board of Studies for the MSc in Medical Microbiology (2000-2010)
  • Veterinary Training Research Initiative (VTRI) Management Group (2007-2010)

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