Dr Robert Hammond

Dr Robert Hammond
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Originally from North England, educated in Glasgow at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow for my undergraduate and masters respectively. I joined the Gillespie group as a PhD student.

My research centres on Mycobacterium species, specifically Mycobacteria tuberculosis. Working with Professor Stephen Gillespie in the school of medicine we aim to glean information about the population of Mycobacterium bacteria in in vivo and ex vivo samples from people suffering with the disease through the use of highly sensitive laser scattering techniques.

We aim to be able to construct a device that is highly portable and self-contained, with few disposable elements and which is cheap to manufacture and easy to operate that will diagnose tuberculosis infection.

Further to this my continuing research focusses on the Hollow Fiber model of tuberculosis infection and the effect of combination drug therapy on discrete sub-populations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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