Professor Brendan Wren FRCPath

Professor Microbial Pathogenesis

Brendan Wren's Background

Brendan Wren joined the School  in July 1999. His research interests predominantly involve determining the genetic basis by which bacterial pathogens cause disease. His research group exploits a range of post genome research strategies to gain a comprehensive understanding of how these pathogens function, how they evolve and how they interact with their respective hosts. A core interest includes deciphering the bacterial glycocode and how glycostructures relate to the survival and virulence of bacterial pathogens.

Brendan Wren's Affiliation

Brendan Wren's Teaching

Brendan Wren is a member of the board of examiners for the MSc in Medical Microbiology (MM) and also lectures and examines on this course.

Brendan Wren's Research

Current research focuses on:

Research on individual pathogens include; Clostridium difficileCampylobacter jejuniHelicobacter pyloriBurkholderia pseudomallei, Acinetobacter baumanniiFracisella tularensisStreptococcus pneumonia, Vibrio cholerae and the enteropathogenic Yersinia.

Campylobacter Resource Facility link.

Research areas

  • Bacteria
  • Vaccines

Disciplines

  • Bacteriology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pathology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Infectious disease
  • Zoonotic disease

Regions

  • East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
  • Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
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