Our Team

Learn more about our team's expertise.

Professor Steve Paterson
Co-Director, Centre for Genomics Research and the Microbiome Innovation Centre

Steve’s research focuses on genetic diversity and evolution in host-parasite interactions using a variety of systems including, host resistance to infection in natural populations of animals, genomics of infection and drug resistance in helminth parasites of livestock and diversity of microbial infections of cystic fibrosis patients.

Dr Jo Fothergill
Deputy Director, Senior Lecturer Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology

Jo was awarded the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and a fellowship from the Medical Research Foundation. Her work focuses on Gram negative pathogens, particularly in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in chronic infections. She studies adaptation, diversity, virulence and interactions in polymicrobial infections using clinical samples, model systems and sequencing.

Michael Hoptroff
Senior Research and Development Manager, Unilever

Michael has spent over 20 years at Unilever during which he has worked across a range of applications areas but always with a focus on research, microbiology and the human associated microbiome. He has spent many years helping to guide Unilever research into the design and testing of personal care and consumer hygiene products.

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