Research Student's Projects

Current Research Student Projects

  • Development of Novel Synergistic Therapeutic Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance: Critical Roles for Natural Products.
  • Novel Green Antimicrobial Textile Coatings for use in the Healthcare and Sports Arenas
  • Survival of clostridium difficile on cloth and exploration of new interventions during healthcare laundering
  • Shape-controlled synthesis of different nanoparticles metals
  • Analysis of the Quorum sensing (QS) genes and evaluate the relationship between QS and virulence potential/antibiotic resistance in the pathogenic Gram negative organisms, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Identification of the CTX-M family genes, encoding resistance to the third generation antibiotic, Cefotaxime, and analysis of the genetic markers for diagnosis of the antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli.
  • Detection, prevalence and circulation of the emerging group of pathogens microsporidia in urban environments in the Midlands, UK
  • Free living amoebas as human emerging pathogens: detection, prevalence and circulation in the Midlands, UK
  • Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Drug Scaffolds Towards Antimicrobial Therapies.
  • A Novel Electrochemical Approach to enhance drug antibacterial action
  • Surface Modification Strategies for Antimicrobial Titanium Implant Materials with Enhanced Osseointegration

Completed Research Student Projects

  • The use of nano-metals against biofilms in a biomedical context (PhD)
  • Fibre choice for improved sustainability in regularly laundered healthcare textiles (PhD)
  • The effect of black seed essential oil against Staphylococcus aureus (MRes)
  • Development of a broad spectrum, sporicidal, cost saving disinfectant incorporating a novel antimicrobial catalyst (PhD)
  • Disinfection using a novel heterogeneous catalyst (PhD)
  • Applied Textile Chemistry (PhD)


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