Dr Claudia Hemsley
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


My interest in bacterial pathogenesis and infectious diseases developed during my Master’s degree, where I studied the effect of environmental conditions on fimbriation of uropathogenic E. coli. My PhD studies and my first post-doctoral project at the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Umea, Sweden, had the broader theme of global gene regulation processes in uropathogenic E. coli.

Since joining Prof. Titball’s group in Exeter, I have studied virulence and antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Burkholderia pseudomallei, a more “unusual” pathogen causing the life-threatening disease melioidosis, as well as Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of the zoonotic disease Q-fever.

Within the Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Group, I have co-supervised and mentored several third year project students and PhD students.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Gene regulation
  • Transcriptomics


MSc. in Molecular Biology, University of Umea, Sweden
PhD in Molecular Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Würzburg, Germany

Contact details

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AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
University of Exeter
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