Dr Alison Jack

Dr Alison Jack

Research Associate

School of Dentistry

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

My main role at Cardiff university investigates the microbiological characterisation of bacteria on nanofibrillated cellulose structures for potential use in advanced wound healing applications on the NanoHeal project. I also have a strong research interest investigating the molecular characterisation of polymicrobial signalling, specifically; quorum sensing systems. Previously, I have investigated the effects of microbial signalling involving peptides and the universal signal, Autoinducer 2 (AI-2), between streptococci and Candida albicans. Additionally, I am investigating how a novel antimicrobial, OligoG, affects these signalling pathways in Gram negative microbes that use N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) to signal. Investigating these interactions by the use of a range of techniques including molecular cloning, qPCR, quorum sensing biosensor assays, virulence assays, static biofilm models, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM).

2014: PhD Oral Microbiology Bristol University, Bristol, UK

2009: BSc Applied Microbiology University of the West of England, Bristol, UK