Dr Andrea Zelmer

Assistant Professor


After obtaining a degree in Biology at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany I did my PhD at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig where I worked on "Intracellular Bacteria as Vectors for Gene Transfer in vitro and in vivo".

In a previous project as a postdoctoral researcher I focussed on E. coli K1 infection in neonates and treatment thereof in keeping with the theme of bacterial infections.

I joined the School in June 2008 to set up an in vivo imaging system to facilitate testing of anti-Tuberculosis drugs and am currently working on the development of mycobacterial growth inhibition assays (MGIA) to test new TB vaccines. 




Distance learning tutor Infectious Diseases/ Principles of Biology

Research areas

  • Bacteria
  • Immunisation
  • Innate immunity
  • Vaccines


  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Tuberculosis

Other interests

  • "in vivo imaging"
  • BCG
  • BCG Vaccination
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Distance Learning
  • Imaging
  • Immunization,Vaccine
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • bioluminescence
  • tuberculosis
  • vaccination
  • vaccine
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