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Colin Hill

Research Interests

Molecular Microbiology, particularly in issues involving infection.  Bacteriophages, Bacteriocins (applied and fundamental aspects), Pharmabiotics (bioactives in gut health), Clostridium difficile, antibiotic resistant pathogens.  Our main interests are in infectious disease, particularly in defining the mechanisms of virulence of foodborne pathogens and in developing strategies to prevent and limit the consequences of microbial infections in the gastrointestinal tract. We are also interested in the role of bacteriocins and bacteriophages as agents to limit the growth of bacteria in food or in the human gut.


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Colin Hill

Contact Details:


Principal Investigators

APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,