Dr. Jody Winter is the microbiology subject leader for teaching and together with Dr Lesley Hoyles, leads the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota research group. The research group incorporates classical microbiology (aerobic, microaerophilic, anaerobic), molecular biology, systems biology and bioinformatics.
Clinically relevant disease-causing bacteria and growth environments are necessary to rigorously test antimicrobial compounds and surfaces. Our team can test against a wide range of these bacterial pathogens under suitable containment.
Dr Jody Winter
Current Research Areas & Activities
Roles of bacterial membrane vesicles in pathogenesis and stress survival
Antibiotic resistance and immune response evasion
Helicobacter pylori pathogenicity.
Factors influencing development of antimicrobial resistance
Development of novel antimicrobials
Population genomics and epidemiology
Biofilm development on implanted devices
Evolution of virulence
Diversity of the human gut microbiota
HUSSAIN, K., LETLEY, D.P., GREENAWAY, A.B., KENEFECK, R., WINTER, J.A., TOMLINSON, W., RHEAD, J., STAPLES, E., KANEKO, K., ATHERTON, J.C. and ROBINSON, K., 2016. Helicobacter pylori-mediated protection from allergy is associated with IL-10-secreting peripheral blood regulatory T Cells. Frontiers in Immunology, 7. ISSN 1664-3224
AMILON, K.R., LETLEY, D.P., WINTER, J.A., ROBINSON, K. and ATHERTON, J.C., 2015. Expression of the Helicobacter pylorivirulence factor vacuolating cytotoxin A (vacA) is influenced by a potential stem-loop structure in the 5′ untranslated region of the transcript. Molecular Microbiology, 98 (5), pp. 831-846. ISSN 0950-382X
NAGARAJAN, A., BODHICHARLA, R., WINTER, J., ANBALAGAN, C., MORGAN, K., SEARLE, M., NAZIR, A., ADENLE, A., FINEBERG, A., BRADY, D., VERE, K., RICHENS, J., O’SHEA, P., BELL, D. and DE-POMERAI, D., 2015. A fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay for monitoring α-synclein aggregation in a Caenorhabditis elegans model for Parkinson’s disease. CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets, 14 (8), pp. 1054-1068. ISSN 1871-5273
WHITE, J.R., WINTER, J.A. and ROBINSON, K., 2015. Differential inflammatory response to Helicobacter pylori infection: etiology and clinical outcomes. Journal of Inflammation Research, 8, pp. 137-14
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