Focus area: Tuberculosis
Ashley Otter is a research scientist within Diagnostic Support for the rare/imported pathogens laboratory (RIPL) at Public Health England (PHE) Porton. Here he tells us why he decided to pursue a career in microbiology, gives us an insight into his PhD research, givesa little advice to anyone thinking about a career change and explains why he joined the Microbiology Society.
Member Dr Jonathan Cox is a Lecturer in Microbiology and Director of the Mycobacterial Research Group at Aston University. Here he talks about his main area of research and collaborating with other research groups around the UK, following your passion and being a member of the Microbiology Society.
Postgraduate member Masanori Asai is studying at Imperial College London. Here, he tells us about his research on the development of a non-mammalian TB infection model using the larvae of the insect Galleria mellonella (greater wax moth), how he manages the risks of working with the pathogen and why he joined the Microbiology Society.