Tackling bacterial transmission
Warwick Medical School
A bacterial pathogen called Campylobacter jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in developed countries and is thought to be transmitted from chickens to humans. Despite its importance for the poultry industry and human health it is one of the least understood bacterial pathogens. Digital technologies and informatics approaches will be used by Warwick Medical School PhD student Mr Pak Shun Li to understand the spread and persistence of the bacteria. It is hoped that this information will help in the design of therapeutics and diagnostics for killing the pathogen in humans and to eradicate the pathogen in chicken flocks so breaking the transmission chain.