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Research in my group is focused on the actinobacteria. These are a major bacterial clade in the 16S phylogenetic tree, contributing 10-30% of the prokaryotic flora in most environments. They are a group of high-GC Gram-positive bacteria whose members are of interest because of their huge industrial importance and because of their pathogenicity towards humans.
We use a range of techniques including molecular genetics, biochemistry, genomics, microscopy, mathematical modeling and bioinformatics.