Miss Sneha Patki

Research project: Investigation of the molecular mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter jejuni


In the United Kingdom, Campylobacter is the number one cause of food poisoning contributing to an estimated 500000 cases per annum. Patients are generally treated with antibiotics from the macrolide or quinolone classes. Due to the exploitation of antibiotics in humans and livestock populations, there is an explosion of antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotic-resistant strains of Campylobacter are clinically very difficult to treat as resistance towards the drugs of choice could have potentially debilitating consequences especially in the cases of immunocompromised patients. Being naturally transformable, acquiring additional genes imparting antibiotic resistance in C.jejuni becomes easier. Thus, studies to determine and understand the genes involved in antibiotic resistance and how they impart resistance in C.jejuni may help to develop proper therapy regimes in both the livestock and human populations. Consequently, deciphering the mechanism of antibiotic resistance is important to find unique patterns and mitigating strategies for controlling the advent of Campylobacter infections.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Investigation of the molecular mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter jejuni
  • Research supervisor: Professor Andrey Karlyshev
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Simon Gould


I have done an M.Tech in Biotechnology from D.Y.Patil University (2018). I was also working as a Research Intern in the Molecular Biology laboratory at  National AIDS Research Institute (ICMR), India specifically on antimicrobial resistance in various drug classes and was also involved in an microbiome based study.

Areas of research interest

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Design and Development
  • Immunology
  • Microbiome
  • Biotechnology


  • M.Tech Integrated Biotechnology, D.Y.Patil University, India

Funding or awards received

  • Research degree Studentship from Kingston University