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Research interests

Clare’s research is focussed on understanding the total microbial community response to transient pathogens and mapping successional changes in microbial community members as a precursor to the onset of disease state. Clare works closely with a number of clinicians and researchers and is committed to advancing the understanding of disease progression in order to improve patient health.

In addition, the role of host genetics in shaping microbial communities in animal and human systems is of particular interest especially in the mechanism of chemosensory individuality. 

Current areas of research are in the development of the neonatal gut microbial community and the changing gut dynamics that lead to necrotising enterocolitis and the impact of feeding and probiotics in disease progression. 

Clare's research group also looks at the polymicrobial nature of COPD and CF lungs in stable and non stable patients and the passage, persistence and survival of pathogenic microorganisms in hospital environments. 

Further Information

Dr Clare Lanyon is Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology and the Programme Leader for BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences degree. . Clare obtained a first class honour’s degree from York University before moving to Liverpool University to complete a PhD in Molecular Microbial biology.  Clare moved to Newcastle University following her PhD, where she was awarded an IRES research Fellowship and then her first academic role. Clare has spent time in both Academia and private medical industry, where she worked in Italy and Spain on CE systems for the diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma cancer.

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Biology, PhD, University of Liverpool

1 Sep 199930 Sep 2003

Award Date: 30 Jul 2004

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