Although we do have a favourite metal (copper!), we don’t yet have a favourite model organism. For now, we work on a range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens, follow our noses (well, pipettes), and see where the science (and funding) takes us. Find out more about current projects by clicking on the links below.

(This page is still under construction – descriptions will be added soon!)

  1. Copper stress and tolerance in pathogenic bacteria.
  2. Extracytoplasmic trafficking of nutrient copper in bacteria.
  3. Metalation and mismetalation of metallo-b-lactamases.

We are grateful for financial support from the following funders:

  • Microbiology Society Harry Smith Vacation Scholarship
  • Wellcome Trust Seed Award
  • Royal Society Research Grant
  • BBSRC Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham Doctoral Training Partnership
  • Durham University Global Challenges Research Fund Doctoral Training Partnership
  • Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute Summer Research Bursary