Katherine Ansbro

Education and career history

2017present: PhD student, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

20152017: Research Assistant, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Research project investigating the microbial colonisation in preterm infant gut by 16S rRNA gene community profiling

20142015: Medical Laboratory Assistant, Mycology Reference Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital (UHSM)
Roles included identification and susceptibility testing of fungi and research study investigating the antifungal effect of SurgihoneyTM

20132015: MSc Medical Microbiology (part-time), University of Manchester

20102013: BSc Human Biology, University of Birmingham

Current work

My PhD project is part-funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and is involved in establishing in vitro plaque biofilm models and testing community composition dynamics in response to glycan-active compounds. The project is supervised by Professor Graham Stafford and Dr Joey Shepherd at Sheffield University, in addition to Dr John Pratten (GSK) and Dr David Bradshaw (GSK). The project is also in collaboration with Professor William Wade (Queen Mary University of London).