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Dr Panagiotis Tourlomousis

Dr Panagiotis Tourlomousis

Postdoctoral Researcher


1997-2002: Degree in Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece

2002-2003: MSc in Meat Science and Technology, University of Bristol

2004-2005: Veterinary Corps, Greek Army

2005-2009: PhD in Molecular Microbial Ecology of the gastrointestinal microbiota. School of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol and Integrated Biology of the GI tract program, Institute of Food Research, Norwich

2009-present: Post-Doctoral scientist, University of Cambridge

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Departments and Institutes

Cambridge Infectious Diseases:

Research Interests

The focus of my research is the innate and adaptive immune responses developed in response to infection with Salmonella Typhimurium. In particular, I am interested in unravelling mechanisms with which Pattern Recognition Receptors of the innate immune system are involved in the development of antigen-specific immune responses.   


  • CD4+ T cell
  • Salmonella
  • TH1
  • Pattern Recognition Receptors

Key Publications

Man, S. M., Hopkins,L. J., Nugent, E., Cox, S., Glück, I., Tourlomousis, P., Wright, J. A., Cicuta, P., Monie, T. P. and Bryant, C. E. (2014). Inflammasome activation causes dual recruitment of NLRC4 and NLRP3 to the same macromolecular complex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA111, 7403-7408.

Man, S.M., Tourlomousis, P., Hopkins, L. J., Monie T. P., Fitzgerald K. A. and Bryant, C. E. (2013) Salmonella Infection Induces Recruitment of Caspase-8 to the Inflammasome To Modulate IL-1β Production. Journal of Immunology, 191, 5239-5246

Oguntoyinbo, A. F., Tourlomousis, P. Gasson, J. M. and Arjan, N. (2011) Analysis of bacterial communities of traditional fermented West African cereal foods using culture independent methods. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 145, 205-210.

Tourlomousis P., Kemsley, K. E., Ridgway, P. K., Toscano, M. J., Humphrey, T. J. and Narbad, A. (2010) PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of complex microbial communities: a two-step approach to address the effect of gel-to-gel variation and allow valid comparisons across a large data set. Microbial Ecology, 59, 776-786.