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Dr David Wilkinson MBiochem, DPhil

Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Epidemiology

School of Veterinary Science

Since finishing my studies in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, I have branched out into the study of (re-) emerging zoonotic disease. I have a particular interest in the One Health framework, and the combination of classical Microbiology, Genetics and state-of-the-art Genomics to study the evolution and epidemiology of disease-causing microorganisms. I enjoy the multidisciplinary nature of this field, which creates a number of challenges but is ultimately extremely rewarding.

As a postdoc at mEpilab, I am involved in a number of projects including the study of Campylobacter and Leptospira in domestic and wild animals.

Professional

Qualifications

  • Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry - Oxford University (2007)
  • PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry - Oxford University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

One Health, Zoonotic Disease, Microbiology, Campylobacter, Leptospirosis, Genetics, Genomics, Metagenomics

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000): Genetics (060400): Genomics (060408): Infectious Agents (060502): Microbial Ecology (060504): Microbiology (060500): Molecular Evolution (060409)

Keywords

One Health, Zoonotic Disease, Microbiology, Campylobacter, Leptospirosis, Genetics, Genomics, Metagenomics

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Lebon, C., Soupapoule, K., Wilkinson, DA., Le Goff, G., Damiens, D., & Gouagna, LC. (2018). Laboratory evaluation of the effects of sterilizing doses of γ-rays from Caesium-137 source on the daily flight activity and flight performance of Aedes albopictus males. PLoS ONE. 13(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilkinson, D.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • French
    Last used: Recently
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Marie Moinet - Doctor of Philosophy
    Molecular & eco-epidemiology of leptospirosis at the wildlife-livestock-human interface in New-Zealand

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