Dr Ozan Gundogdu BSc MSc PhD

Principal Scientific Officer - Bioinformatician/Microbiologist


Ozan joined the LSHTM in 2004 and is a dual qualified bioinformatician and microbiologist. Before joining the School he completed a BSc Honours in Molecular Biology followed by an MSc Computer Science (Commendation), both at the University of Hertfordshire. His undergraduate also contained an industrial placement year which was completed at RAFT - Institute of Plastic Surgery, where he was research assistant in the Molecular Biology group. Ozan completed his PhD in 2011 studying the microbial pathogenesis of Campylobacter jejuni.




Ozan has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Full Certificate) at the LSHTM and has become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He has a wide range of teaching activities which include:-

Along with teaching, Ozan is the Head of Sequencing at the LSHTM which includes an Illumina MiSeq and an ABI3730 sequencer. 


Current research interests relating to the study of bacterial pathogenesis include:-

Ozan has completed the full re-annotation of the C. jejuni NCTC11168 genome (in collaboration with the Sanger Institute) and has created and runs the Campylobacter Resource Facility (CRF) website.

In addition to the above, Ozan has linked to a number of other internal and external projects which include a next-generation sequencing/bioinformatics theme. He is actively involved in enhancing the school's sequencing / bioinformatics software tools. Ozan is responsible for running and maintaining the Genome Resource Facility within the Pathogen Molecular Biology department and has created and runs the Genome Resource Facility (GRF) website.

Ozan is a full member of the Society for General Microbiology (SGM) and an Associate Faculty Member of Faculty of 1000 (post-publication peer review).

Research areas

  • Bacteria
  • Disease control


  • Bacteriology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Infectious disease
  • Zoonotic disease


  • World

Other interests

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Campylobacter
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbial Pathogenicity
  • Next Generation Sequencing
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