Dr Abdi Elmi
BSc MSc PhD
Senior Scientific Officer
I joined the School in 2004. I am Health and Safety Supervisor for the Department of PMB, Deputy Radiation Supervisor, a member of Gene Modification Advisory Committee and Scientific Manager for Professor Brendan Wren’s research team. My research focuses on some major global bacterial pathogens such Campylobacter jejuni and Clostridium difficile.
I am co-organiser of Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technique (Module 3333). I also deliver a range of lectures across a range of modules.
I supervise Master and Doctoral research students. Currently I am co-supervisor of two PhD students.
I act as a Tutor for MSc students.
My research focuses characterising the role of Outer Membrane Vesicles (OMVs) in Bacterial pathogenesis.
- Characterisation of the biological functions of the different compositions of C. jejuni OMVs.
- Understanding of how some proteins are incorporated within the OMVs while most proteins are spared. We know little about this critical process, in contrast to our understanding of the role of OMVs in pathogenesis.
- Characterisation of underlying mechanisms that lead to C. jejuni OMVs interaction with IECs eventually leading to the delivering of OMVs content into the IECs cytosol.