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Dr Elaine Allan
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
Tel: 0044 20 3456 1256
Fax: 0044 20 3456 1127
  • Lecturer
  • Microbial Diseases
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Summary

Dr Allan's main research interests are the molecular basis of bacterial virulence and metagenomics. In the area of virulence, she is studying the mechanisms used by bacterial pathogens to sense and respond to host signals and regulate virulence gene expression. She is currently working on a novel type of signal transduction system in Gram positive bacteria, comprised of a serine/threonine protein kinase and phosphatase, and trying to understand its role in regulating virulence. She is also studying the response to host-specific signals of the Gram negative bacterium, Campylobacter jejuni. In the area of metagenomics, Dr Allan is studying the indigenous microbiota of the oral cavity, specifically the mobile genetic elements harbouring antibiotic resistance- and virulence genes within this community.

Teaching Summary

Dr Allan is the Programme Director of the MSc in Medical Bacteriology (by distance learning).

01-JUN-2002 Lecturer Eastman Dental Institute  , United Kingdom
1999 – 2002 Post-doctoral research fellow Infectious and Tropical Diseases London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
1997 – 1999 Post-doctoral research fellow Medical Microbiology Bart's and the London Medical School, United Kingdom
1992 – 1997 Research Assistant Medical Microbiology Bart's and the London Medical School, United Kingdom
1989 – 1992 Experimental Officer Anti-infectives Product Support Glaxo Smithkline, United Kingdom
1988 – 1989 Research Assistant Microbiology R&D ICI Agrochemicals, United Kingdom
1986 – 1988 Biomedical Scientist Medical Microbiology King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1997 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of London
1992 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) North East Surrey College of Technology
1988 HNC Higher National Certificate Paddington College
1986 HND Higher National Diploma To be updated
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