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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

 Christina Bugert

Christina Bugert

Technical Research Scientist

 Geoffrey Pope 401


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


I am working in the Temperton group at the University of Exeter, specifically as part of the Citizen Phage Library (CPL). I am involved in various projects including the isolation of novel bacteriophages (viruses), protocol optimisation/development, and assisting staff and students with their projects.

My main role involves assisting with the management of the CPL, a bank containing over 1,000 bacteriophages. As part of our work advocating for phage therapy in the UK, I've worked alongside the team to isolate bacteriophages for clinical compassionate use in patients.


2018-2022 First Class MSci Biological Sciences (Microbiology and Infectious Disease)


Currently working at the University of Edinburgh. 

2022- 2023 Technical Research Scientist (bacteriophage) Citizen Phage Library, GP401 

2021-2022 Master's student MRC Department of Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology, GP3

2021-2022 Undergraduate Laboratory Demonstrator University of Exeter, GP101

2022 Undergraduate Lab Technician University of Exeter, GP101

2019 Microbiology (bacteriophage) Intern Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology Munich, Germany

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Research interests

I have a strong interest in microbiology and bioengineering, and have gained experience in producing, optimizing, and editing protocols to fit project requirements with an emphasis on resourcefulness and cost reduction. My research interests are centered around analytical skills in microbiology and human disease, and I have published two papers in the former field. Overall, my interests lie in advancing the field of microbiology by applying my skills to research in human disease.


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