Professor Paul Wigley BSc(hons) PhD

Professor of Avian Infection and Immunity Infection Biology & Microbiomes

    Research

    Campylobacter jejuni

    Biology and control of Campylobacter in poultry production

    Salmonella enterica

    Immunobiology of avian salmonellosis
    Mechanisms of pathogenesis and host adaptation

    Poultry gut health and mucosal immunity

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Caecal Microbiome Transfer: a novel approach to Campylobacter control and improved broiler chicken gut health

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC), UK RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (UKRI) (UK)

    May 2018 - September 2021

    Rapid diagnostics and control strategies for enteric bacterial pathogens in backyard and commercial production in Thailand & Philippines

    DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS) (UK)

    May 2018 - March 2021

    Peter Richards Case Award

    DANISCO UK LTD (UK)

    September 2016 - March 2021

    CamChain - Campylobacter in Chicken Production:Survival, Virulence and Control

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    July 2012 - October 2015

    Contamination of dog chews with Salmonella (Rawhide)

    MARS UK LIMITED (UK)

    February 2011 - July 2011

    Interactions between Salmonella and amoeba

    SOCIETY FOR APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY (UK)

    June 2007 - August 2007

    Reducing the impact of infectious disease on village poultry production in Ethiopia

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    November 2010 - April 2015

    Effect of immunosupression associated with point-of-lay on Salmonella infection and immunity in laying hens.

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    July 2006 - March 2010

    Sources, Seasonality, Transmission and Control: Campylobacter and human behaviour in a changing environment (ESEI)

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    January 2012 - December 2017

    Use of pathogenomic approaches to characterise emerging layer-associated Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli

    BRITISH EGG MARKETING BOARD RES & ED

    October 2010 - September 2014

    Evolution of host adaptation in avian salmonellosis

    HOUGHTON TRUST (UK)

    January 2013 - March 2013

    The potential role of soluble plantain fibre and its components in preventing colonisation and invasion of the intestinal mucosa by S.Typhimurium.

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    October 2009 - December 2012

    Effect of a feed additive on microbial colonisation and avian immune parameters challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium and Campylobacter jejuni

    DANISCO UK LTD (UK)

    December 2014 - July 2016

    Susceptibility of broiler chickens to Campylobacter: impacts of the gut environment and immune status on colonisation

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    October 2012 - February 2016