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.

Specialises in

Microbial pathogenesis

Factors influencing development of antimicrobial resistance

Development of novel antimicrobials

Population genomics and epidemiology

Biofilm development on implanted devices

Host–microbiome interactions

Evolution of virulence

Diversity of the human gut microbiota

Selected Publications

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