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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


2018 – Present

PhD Biological Sciences

School of Veterinary Medicine

University of Cambridge

Thesis: “Screening, purification and characterisation of antimicrobial peptides from Hermetia illucens.”


2017 – 2018

MSc Infection, Immunity and Human Disease

Faculty of Biological Sciences

University of Leeds

Dissertation: “Identification of a physiological substrate for the PACE family of efflux pumps.”


2013 – 2017

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Sheffield Hallam University

Dissertation: “Effect of antimicrobial agents’ sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations on the LuxS/AI-2 quorum sensing system in Escherichia coli.”


My research aims to isolate and performance test insect antimicrobial peptides from Hermetia illucens. Rapid dissemination of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens and stasis in new drug discovery have imposed an urgent need to develop novel antimicrobials. Insect antimicrobial peptides are an attractive research avenue in the development of alternate therapies against infectious diseases.  

 Leila   Fahmy

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Antibiotic resistance
Molecular Biology
Antimicrobial resistance
Bacterial resistant
Infectious Diseases