Investigating the role of Clostridium perfringens in pre-term intestinal infection and the impact of bacterial therapy.
I graduated with a BSc in Nutritional and Health Sciences from Taipei Medical University, Taiwan under which programme I was professionally trained as a clinical dietician. I then moved to the UK and obtained an MSc at the University of Reading in Nutritional and Food Sciences where I was involved in investigating the protective effects of bioactive compounds anthocyanins on human immune cell lines. In January 2015 I moved to Norwich and started my PhD in Hall lab. My research concentrates on understanding the genomics and pathogenicity of Clostridium perfringens in relation to gastrointestinal diseases primarily in pre-term infants using next-generation sequencing approaches and pre-clinical models.