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Greg is a post-doctoral researcher at Northumbria University with a background in clinical microbiology. He completed a BSc in Biomedical Science in 2014, during which time he gained experience working in an NHS lab. Greg achieved his PhD in molecular microbial ecology in 2017, focusing on utilising molecular, genomic, microbiological and bioinformatic methods to investigate the acquisition and longitudinal development of microbial communities in clinical settings. 


Since then the scope of Greg's research has expanded to include several projects investigating host-associated and environmental microbiota and how specific interventions can shape or manipulate microbial communities for desired outcomes.  


Greg has shared his research by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, contributing to chapters in text-books and presenting at international conference events.

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, PhD, Northumbria University

Award Date: 30 Apr 2018

Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons)

Sep 2010Jun 2014

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

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  • Assessing transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England

    Volz, E., Mishra, S., Chand, M., Barrett, J. C., Johnson, R., Geidelberg, L., Hinsley, W. R., Laydon, D. J., Dabrera, G., O’Toole, Á., Amato, R., Ragonnet-Cronin, M., Harrison, I., Jackson, B., Ariani, C. V., Boyd, O., Loman, N. J., McCrone, J. T., Gonçalves, S., Jorgensen, D. & 35 others, Myers, R., Hill, V., Jackson, D. K., Gaythorpe, K., Groves, N., Sillitoe, J., Kwiatkowski, D. P., Koshy, C., Ash, A., Wise, E., Moore, N., Mori, M., Cortes, N., Lynch, J., Kidd, S., Fairley, D. J., Curran, T., McKenna, J. P., Adams, H., Fraser, C., The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Smith, D. L., Bashton, M., Young, G. R., Nelson, A., McCann, C. M., Yew, W. C., Jones, H., Flaxman, S., Ratmann, O., Bhatt, S., Hopkins, S., Gandy, A., Rambaut, A. & Ferguson, N. M., 13 May 2021, In: Nature. 593, 7858, p. 266-269 4 p.

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  • Changes in symptomatology, reinfection, and transmissibility associated with the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7: an ecological study

    The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, 1 May 2021, In: The Lancet Public Health. 6, 5, p. e335-e345

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  • Changing composition of SARS-CoV-2 lineages and rise of Delta variant in England

    The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Mishra, S., Mindermann, S., Sharma, M., Whittaker, C., Mellan, T. A., Wilton, T., Klapsa, D., Mate, R., Fritzsche, M., Zambon, M., Ahuja, J., Howes, A., Miscouridou, X., Nason, G. P., Ratmann, O., Semenova, E., Leech, G., Sandkühler, J. F., Rogers-Smith, C. & 16 others, Vollmer, M., Unwin, H. J. T., Gal, Y., Chand, M., Gandy, A., Martin, J., Volz, E., Ferguson, N. M., Bhatt, S., Brauner, J. M., Flaxman, S., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A., Young, G. & McCann, C., 1 Sep 2021, In: EClinicalMedicine. 39, 9 p., 101064.

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  • Circulating SARS-CoV-2 spike N439K variants maintain fitness while evading antibody-mediated immunity

    The ISARIC4C Investigators, The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Thomson, E. C., Rosen, L. E., Shepherd, J. G., Spreafico, R., da Silva Filipe, A., Wojcechowskyj, J. A., Davis, C., Piccoli, L., Pascall, D. J., Dillen, J., Lytras, S., Czudnochowski, N., Shah, R., Meury, M., Jesudason, N., De Marco, A., Li, K., Bassi, J. & 38 others, O'Toole, A., Pinto, D., Colquhoun, R. M., Culap, K., Jackson, B., Zatta, F., Rambaut, A., Jaconi, S., Sreenu, V. B., Nix, J., Zhang, I., Jarrett, R. F., Glass, W. G., Beltramello, M., Nomikou, K., Pizzuto, M., Tong, L., Cameroni, E., Croll, T. I., Johnson, N., Di Iulio, J., Wickenhagen, A., Ceschi, A., Harbison, A. M., Mair, D., Ferrari, P., Smollett, K., Sallusto, F., Carmichael, S., Garzoni, C., Nichols, J., Galli, M., Robertson, D. L., Snell, G., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A. & Young, G., 4 Mar 2021, In: Cell. 184, 5, p. 1171-1187.e20

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  • CLIMB-COVID: continuous integration supporting decentralised sequencing for SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance

    The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Nicholls, S. M., Poplawski, R., Bull, M. J., Underwood, A., Chapman, M., Abu-Dahab, K., Taylor, B., Colquhoun, R. M., Rowe, W. P. M., Jackson, B., Hill, V., O’Toole, Á., Rey, S., Southgate, J., Amato, R., Livett, R., Gonçalves, S., Harrison, E. M., Peacock, S. J. & 9 others, Aanensen, D. M., Rambaut, A., Connor, T. R., Loman, N. J., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A., Young, G. & McCann, C., Dec 2021, In: Genome Biology. 22, 1, 21 p., 196.

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