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Jody Winter

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Dr Winter is the Microbiology subject leader for teaching and together with Dr Lesley Hoyles, leads the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota research group. Dr Winter is Course Leader for the BSc and MBiol Microbiology courses and Module Leader for Host-Pathogen Interactions and Medical Microbiology modules. She supervises PhD, Masters and undergraduate research projects on Helicobacter pylori virulence, bacterial membrane vesicles and antibiotic discovery.

Research areas

Dr Winter is interested in bacteria-host interactions with a particular focus on the causative agent of peptic ulcers and gastric cancer, Helicobacter pylori. She is a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance, Omics and Microbiota research group at NTU.

Her main research interests include:

  • Roles of bacterial membrane vesicles in pathogenesis, stress survival, antibiotic resistance and immune evasion.
  • H. pylori pathogenicity

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist in the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Dr Winter is a member of The Microbiology Society and a peer reviewer for journals including:

She is an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, teaching on the module SK320 Infectious Diseases and Public Health.

She is also a volunteer tutor at The People's Open Access Education Initiative, which provides low cost Public Health training to students in low and middle income countries.


HUSSAIN, K., LETLEY, D.P., GREENAWAY, A.B., KENEFECK, R., WINTER, J.A., TOMLINSON, W., RHEAD, J., STAPLES, E., KANEKO, K., ATHERTON, J.C. and ROBINSON, K., 2016. Helicobacter pylori-mediated protection from allergy is associated with IL-10-secreting peripheral blood regulatory T Cells. Frontiers in Immunology, 7. ISSN 1664-3224

AMILON, K.R., LETLEY, D.P., WINTER, J.A., ROBINSON, K. and ATHERTON, J.C., 2015. Expression of the Helicobacter pylorivirulence factor vacuolating cytotoxin A (vacA) is influenced by a potential stem-loop structure in the 5′ untranslated region of the transcript. Molecular Microbiology, 98 (5), pp. 831-846. ISSN 0950-382X

NAGARAJAN, A., BODHICHARLA, R., WINTER, J., ANBALAGAN, C., MORGAN, K., SEARLE, M., NAZIR, A., ADENLE, A., FINEBERG, A., BRADY, D., VERE, K., RICHENS, J., O'SHEA, P., BELL, D. and DE-POMERAI, D., 2015. A fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay for monitoring α-synclein aggregation in a Caenorhabditis elegans model for Parkinson’s disease. CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets, 14 (8), pp. 1054-1068. ISSN 1871-5273

WHITE, J.R., WINTER, J.A. and ROBINSON, K., 2015. Differential inflammatory response to Helicobacter pylori infection: etiology and clinical outcomes. Journal of Inflammation Research, 8, pp. 137-147. ISSN 1178-7031

ALZAHRANI, H., WINTER, J., BOOCOCK, D., DE GIROLAMO, L. and FORSYTHE, S.J., 2015. Characterization of outer membrane vesicles from a neonatal meningitic strain of Cronobacter sakazakii., FEMS Microbiology Letters. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 362 (12). ISSN 1574-6968

WINTER, J., LETLEY, D., RHEAD, J., ATHERTON, J. and ROBINSON, K., 2014. Helicobacter pylori membrane vesicles stimulate innate pro- and anti-inflammatory responses and induce apoptosis in Jurkat T Cells. Infection and Immunity, 82 (4), pp. 1372-1381. ISSN 0019-9567

WINTER, J.A., LETLEY, D.P., COOK, K.W., RHEAD, J.L., ZAITOUN, A.A.M., INGRAM, R.J.M., AMILON, K.R., CROXALL, N.J., KAYE, P.V., ROBINSON, K. and ATHERTON, J.C., 2014. A role for the vacuolating cytotoxin, VacA, in colonization and Helicobacter pylori–induced metaplasia in the stomach. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 210 (6), pp. 954-963. ISSN 0022-1899

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