Welcome to the Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease group

Professor Samuel K. Sheppard
College of Medicine
Swansea University
Our research centres on the use of genetics/genomics and phenotypic studies to address complex questions in the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of microbes. Our most recent interest focuses upon comparative genome analysis to describe the core and flexible genome of pathogenic bacteria (Campylobacter, Staphylococcus, Helicobacter and Escherichia coli) and how this is related to population genetic structuring, the maintenance of species, and the evolution of host/niche adaptation and virulence.

Latest news

  • MRC CLIMB Swansea opening will be held on 22-23 October 2015, with its dedicated scientific mini-conference on bacterial genomics, featuring world-renowned speakers. Programme here
  • We are *still* looking for a PhD student in Immunology and Evolutionary Microbial Genomics - more info + apply here