James is a research assistant with the Modernising Medical Microbiology group. His work is currently focused on the Environmental Resistome project (REHAB) which looks at the movement of antibiotic resistance genes between populations of bacteria and the potential influencing factors. James is involved in the extraction and sequencing DNA from samples collected across Oxford. Beyond this, James is also involved in a number of different projects, including a collaborative project with Public Health England, and will continue to be taking on new projects in the coming months.
Before joining the group, James graduated from the Erasmus Mundus Master's in Evolutionary biology (MEME), a two-year, research based, post-graduate joint course between four European universities and Harvard. Prior to this, he read Biological Sciences at Balliol College, Oxford
Optimizing DNA Extraction Methods for Nanopore Sequencing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Directly from Urine Samples
Street TL. et al, (2019), Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 58
The impact of sequencing depth on the inferred taxonomic composition and AMR gene content of metagenomic samples
Gweon HS. et al, (2019), Environmental Microbiomes, 14