Welcome to the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases group

Dr. 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.

The view from our lab.

Latest news

  • £8.5m MRC award to a consortium led by our laboratory and Warwick to develop high-performance computing in bacterial genomics (BBC Wales) (press release)

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