Our studies include molecular epidemiology, bacteriology, pathology, immunology, host inflammatory responses, cell surface protein characterisations, phylogeny, taxonomy and vaccine studies.
Our research interests focus on important pathogenic spirochetes Treponema and Leptospira, investigating spirochete survival, transmission and how the bacteria cause damage to their host during disease.
Learn more about our Research projects. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in any of these areas, please contact Nick Evans.
|Professor Nicholas Evans||Principal Investigator|
|Stuart Carter||Emeritus Professor|
|Gareth Staton||Postdoctoral Research Associate|
|Amy Gillespie||PhD Student|
|Hayley Crosby-Durrani||PhD Student|
|Rachel Ridgway||PhD Student|
Former group members
Simon Clegg (PDRA), Stuart Ainsworth (PDRA), Joseph Angell (PhD, PDRA), Intan Noor Aina Kamaruzaman (PhD), Gareth Staton (PhD), Kerry Newbrook (PhD), Jennifer Bell (PhD), Leigh Sullivan (PhD), Rachel Scholey (PhD)
Case Study - Sustainable Control of Digital Dermatitis in Livestock
Lameness is the most important animal welfare issue for farmed ruminants across the world, with digital dermatitis the most common infectious cause. Our research has led to widely used PCR diagnostic tests and significant changes in national and international veterinary and livestock industry policies and practice for digital dermatitis control. Find out more.