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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge

 

Leila Fahmy

Leila  Fahmy

Supervisor: Dr Andrew Grant


Biography:

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.”

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

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.  

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Molecular Biology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacterial resistant
  • Infectious Diseases