The Rowett Institute
Ashgrove Rd W
I am a Principal Investigator at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen in the Gut Microbiology group. My research interests include understanding how diet impacts the structure and function of the microbial community in the human large intestine, and establishing how bacterial gene expression responds to diet and interactions with other bacteria. Another key research interest is understanding the evolution and spread of antimicrobial resistance genes. This involves investigating spread through the food chain, the presence of identical genes on unrelated bacterial species, and the role of mobile DNA in contributing to the spread.