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Plasmid variation in the global epidemiology and pathogenesis of E.coli ST131

Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

School: School of Science and Technology


International partnering award to study the accessory genome and plasmid variation in an MDR E. coli clone.

See more about NTU's work in this area: The Pathogen Research Group.


This research was undertaken in collaboration with the West China Hospital, University of Swansea and the University of Helsinki.

The project was funded by a £12,000 grant from the Royal Society.

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