Dr Chloe Hutchins


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Translational microbiome

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the groups of Prof. Narbad and Prof. Charles on environmental biofilms and analyses of pathogen microbiome interactions.

My PhD (University of Southampton/ Public Health England) was in water microbiology and environmental biofilms, specifically investigating engineering and human behavioural factors influencing Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonisation of hospital taps.

MSc Infection & Immunity – investigating Campylobacter jejuni quorum sensing systems and biofilm formation.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (research).

During my PhD studentship I was awarded first prize for an oral presentation at a Public Health England seminar.

Key Publication

Hutchins, C.F., Moore, G., Thompson, K.-A., Webb, J., Walker, J.T. (2017) Contamination of hospital tap water: the survival and persistence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on conventional and ‘antimicrobial’ outlet fittings. Journal of Hospital Infection 97(2) 156-161