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University of Nottingham: Microbiology PhD/MPhil/MRes

Institution University of Nottingham
Department School of Biosciences
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Research


Our research studies individual organisms at a genetic and biochemical level. We also use metagenomics to examine the complex interactions in microbial populations. This is applied to:

  • improve gut health

  • control fermented food production

  • to study the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Current areas of ongoing research:

  • Rapid pathogen detection

  • Metal and antibiotic resistance of bacteria

  • Modelling of resistance spread and drug discovery

  • Foodborne and zoonotic diseases

The School of Biosciences research website contains more information on our research areas. You will also find academic contact details and research interests.

You should identify a supervisor to work with and contact them before making a formal application.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Master of Research - MRes

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