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1. Microbial community analyses of soil samples from challenging environments.
2. Molecular characterisation of novel virulence factors in pathogenic Actinobacteria.

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Research interests

Dr Sangal is interested in evolutionary and genetic analysis of whole genome sequences of bacteria and microbial community analysis of soil samples from challenging environments using computational approaches. His group works on identification and characterisation of novel virulence genes in pathogenic bacteria using molecular techniques. His research also emphasises the importance of incorporating genome sequence-based approaches into systematics for a reliable identification and classification of prokaryotic taxa.


Dr Sangal completed his Ph.D. at the Max-Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin followed by postdoctoral research at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He established his independent research at Northumbria University as an Anniversary Research Fellow and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Sciences in September 2016.

Dr Sangal works in collaboration with many research groups both nationally and internationally and delivered invited talks in several international conferences.

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Biology, PhD

1 Oct 200831 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008


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