Stephanie Xing Ee Ong


Postgraduate Student

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Translational microbiome

I am a BBSRC funded NRPDTP PhD student looking into the application of antimicrobial peptides for the modulation of the human gut microbiome. The aim of my project is to test the hypothesis that bacteriocins produced in situ can modulate the structure and the function of the gut microbiome. This could therefore have future implications in the treatment and biocontrol of gut related illnesses such as Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

I obtained my Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Plymouth. I then went on to complete my Master’s of Science in Medical Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.