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Approach to teaching

I am a Principal Lecturer in Microbiology, within the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, and am the Course Leader for MSci & BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree programmes.

I teach across all levels of the BSc (Hons) Ecology, Biological Sciences, and Biomedical Science undergraduate courses. My area of expertise is in microbiology, and I am visible to the students within modules across all three years of study. My research directly informs my teaching at all levels, where my focus on the persistence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment allows me to bridge the gap between clinical and environmental biology, and to develop and deliver a robust and engaging learning programme to the students. My links with academic societies provided me with an oversight of the requirements that industries have of Biological Sciences students, and to embed industry-recognised skills at key stages of the degree framework. I also take a lead in pastoral care, and am the Third Year Tutor for the Biological Sciences degree students, as well as being course leader.

Research interests

 

My research focusses on cross-disciplinary advancement of microbiology, bridging the environmental and clinical fields. My emphasis is on researching the fundamental molecular mechanisms of bacterial adhesion to biomedical materials and environmental substrata, and how human contact with animals and the environment affects bacteria relating to human health. I am research active, and am currently investigating the following key fields: the phenomenon of quorum sensing and biomedical device infection; development of novel antibiotics; bacteriophages as antibacterial agents; and the environmental persistence of medically important human pathogens.

 

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2007 2018

Application of Nanomaterials in Bioengineering

Pollini, M., Paladini, F. & Cooper, I. 28 Jun 2018 3 p.

Research output: Other contribution

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Silk Route to the Acceptance and Re-Implementation of Bacteriophage Therapy—Part II

Sybesma, W., Rohde, C., Bardy, P., Pirnay, J-P., Cooper, I., Caplin, J., Chanishvili, N., Coffey, A., De Vos, D., Scholz, A. H., McCallin, S., Püschner, H. M., Pantucek, R., Aminov, R., Doškař, J. & Kurtböke, D. İ. 23 Apr 2018 7, 35, p. 1-23 23 p., 7020035

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Silk
Bacteriophages
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacterial Infections
Randomized Controlled Trials

Application of Bacteriophages

Aminov, R., Caplin, J., Nino, C., Coffey, A., Cooper, I., De Vos, D., Doskar, J., Friman, V-P., Kurtboke, I. & Pantucek, R. 10 May 2017 38, 2, p. 63-66 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Bacteriophages
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Dysbiosis
Virology
Biotechnology

The effect of urinary Foley catheter substrate material on the antimicrobial potential of calixerene-based molecules

Guildford, A., Morris, C., Kitt, O. & Cooper, I. 7 Dec 2017 124, 5, p. 1047-1059 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Urinary Catheters
Silicones
Proteus mirabilis
Poisons
Biofilms
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Food
Food Chain
Food Industry
Research

Activities 2012 2019

  • 10 Membership of professional body
  • 5 Invited talk
  • 2 External funding peer-review

An Introduction to Bacteriophages

Cooper, I. (Presenter)
25 May 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Cooper, I. (Member of expert group)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

Activity: External funding peer-review