Joshua Horton


Postgraduate Student

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Investigating the evolution of antimicrobial resistance


I am a PhD student in the Quadram Institute, working under the supervision of Professor Mark Webber. My research focuses on how E. coli and Salmonella form biofilms.

Before joining the Quadram Institute, I obtained an MBiolSci degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Sheffield. During my studies, I received a Harry Smith studentship from the Microbiology Society to characterise the biofilm formation of different Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. I also studied the acid tolerance of Streptococcus pneumoniae. For my Master’s dissertation, I explored the metabolic pathways of Streptococcus pyogenes (“Strep A”) and their role in virulence.