• Room 03.013 - Pharmacy & MCI

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Open to PhD applications in the following areas: - Synthetic biology and genetic engineering of bacteriophages and their proteins - Structural biology of phage enzymes with antibacterial and antibiofilm properties, including endolysins and depolymerases - Phage therapy - Viromics and mobilomics - Microbiome analysis and manipulation - Microbial bioinformatics - Biology and genomics of bacteriophages and viruses of archaea - Metatranscriptomics of biofilms - Horizontal gene transfer in biofilms - Antimicrobial discovery - Discovery and engineering of biocatalysts

20142022

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Research Focus

Dr Skvortsov’s team studies bacterial viruses and bacteriophage-derived antimicrobial agents for the detection, control and elimination of pathogenic bacteria and their biofilms using a combination of computational and experimental approaches.

Other areas of interest include:

  • Environmental viromics;
  • Metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of complex microbial communities;
  • Horizontal gene transfer of antimicrobial resistance and virulence determinants;
  • Synthetic microbiology;
  • Protein modelling;
  • Microbial biotechnology and biocatalysis.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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