Agata Dziegiel

Postgraduate Student

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Epidemiology, genomics and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria


I am a PhD candidate at the Institute, working within Dr Alison Mather’s group. My project aims to investigate Campylobacter ecology and persistence determinants in poultry using genomic methods and bioinformatic analysis.

I have a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Surrey. During my degree I also completed an Industrial Placement Year at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where I worked on the development and optimisation of enrichment and confirmation protocols for PCR assays detecting pathogens from food samples.

My research interests include epidemiology and pathogenesis of foodborne bacteria, as well as antimicrobial resistance transfer and interactions amongst these organisms.