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Dr Gregory Young

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Applied Sciences

Gregory Young

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Greg is a post-doctoral researcher at Northumbria University with a background in clinical microbiology. He completed a BSc in Biomedical Science in 2014, during which time he gained experience working in an NHS lab. Greg achieved his PhD in molecular microbial ecology in 2017, focusing on utilising molecular, genomic, microbiological and bioinformatic methods to investigate the acquisition and longitudinal development of microbial communities in clinical settings. 


Since then the scope of Greg's research has expanded to include several projects investigating host-associated and environmental microbiota and how specific interventions can shape or manipulate microbial communities for desired outcomes.  


Greg has shared his research by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, contributing to chapters in text-books and presenting at international conference events.

Key Publications

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  • Changes in symptomatology, reinfection, and transmissibility associated with the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7: an ecological study, Graham, M., Sudre, C., May, A., Antonelli, M., Murray, B., Varsavsky, T., Kläser, K., Canas, L., Molteni, E., Modat, M., Drew, D., Nguyen, L., Polidori, L., Selvachandran, S., Hu, C., Capdevila, J., Hammers, A., Chan, A., Wolf, J., Spector, T., Steves, C., Ourselin, S., Koshy, C., Ash, A., Wise, E., Moore, N., Mori, M., Cortes, N., Lynch, J., Kidd, S., Fairley, D., Curran, T., McKenna, J., Adams, H., Fraser, C., Golubchik, T., Bonsall, D., Hassan-Ibrahim, M., Malone, C., Cogger, B., Wantoch, M., Reynolds, N., Warne, B., Smith, D., Bashton, M., Young, G., Nelson, A., McCann, C., Yew, W., Jones, H. 1 May 2021, In: The Lancet Public Health
  • Circulating SARS-CoV-2 spike N439K variants maintain fitness while evading antibody-mediated immunity, Thomson, E., Rosen, L., Shepherd, J., Spreafico, R., da Silva Filipe, A., Wojcechowskyj, J., Davis, C., Piccoli, L., Pascall, D., Dillen, J., Lytras, S., Czudnochowski, N., Shah, R., Meury, M., Jesudason, N., De Marco, A., Li, K., Bassi, J., O'Toole, A., Pinto, D., Colquhoun, R., Culap, K., Jackson, B., Zatta, F., Rambaut, A., Jaconi, S., Sreenu, V., Nix, J., Zhang, I., Jarrett, R., Glass, W., Beltramello, M., Nomikou, K., Pizzuto, M., Tong, L., Cameroni, E., Croll, T., Johnson, N., Di Iulio, J., Wickenhagen, A., Ceschi, A., Harbison, A., Mair, D., Ferrari, P., Smollett, K., Sallusto, F., Carmichael, S., Garzoni, C., Nichols, J., Galli, M., Robertson, D., Snell, G., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A., Young, G. 4 Mar 2021, In: Cell
  • Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory samples from cats in the UK associated with human-to-cat transmission, Hosie, M., Epifano, I., Herder, V., Orton, R., Stevenson, A., Johnson, N., MacDonald, E., Dunbar, D., McDonald, M., Howie, F., Tennant, B., Herrity, D., Da Silva Filipe, A., Streicker, D., Willett, B., Murcia, P., Jarrett, R., Robertson, D., Weir, W., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Young, G. Apr 2021, In: Veterinary Record
  • Efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern 202012/01 (B.1.1.7): an exploratory analysis of a randomised controlled trial, Emary, K., Golubchik, T., Aley, P., Ariani, C., Angus, B., Bibi, S., Blane, B., Bonsall, D., Cicconi, P., Charlton, S., Clutterbuck, E., Collins, A., Cox, T., Darton, T., Dold, C., Douglas, A., Duncan, C., Ewer, K., Flaxman, A., Faust, S., Ferreira, D., Feng, S., Finn, A., Folegatti, P., Fuskova, M., Galiza, E., Goodman, A., Green, C., Green, C., Greenland, M., Hallis, B., Heath, P., Hay, J., Hill, H., Jenkin, D., Kerridge, S., Lazarus, R., Libri, V., Lillie, P., Ludden, C., Marchevsky, N., Minassian, A., McGregor, A., Mujadidi, Y., Phillips, D., Plested, E., Pollock, K., Robinson, H., Smith, A., Song, R., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., Young, G., Smith, D. 10 Apr 2021, In: The Lancet
  • Establishment and lineage dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in the UK, Du Plessis, L., Mccrone, J., Zarebski, A., Hill, V., Ruis, C., Gutierrez, B., Raghwani, J., Ashworth, J., Colquhoun, R., Connor, T., Faria, N., Jackson, B., Loman, N., O’toole, Á., Nicholls, S., Parag, K., Scher, E., Vasylyeva, T., Volz, E., Watts, A., Bogoch, I., Khan, K., Aanensen, D., Kraemer, M., Rambaut, A., Pybus, O., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Young, G., Nelson, A. 12 Feb 2021, In: Science
  • Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England, Davies, N., Abbott, S., Barnard, R., Jarvis, C., Kucharski, A., Munday, J., Pearson, C., Russell, T., Tully, D., Washburne, A., Wenseleers, T., Gimma, A., Waites, W., Wong, K., van Zandvoort, K., Silverman, J., Diaz-Ordaz, K., Keogh, R., Eggo, R., Funk, S., Jit, M., Atkins, K., Edmunds, W., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Young, G., Nelson, A. 9 Apr 2021, In: Science
  • Evaluating the effects of SARS-CoV-2 Spike mutation D614G on transmissibility and pathogenicity, Volz, E., Hill, V., McCrone, J., Price, A., Jorgensen, D., O’Toole, Á., Southgate, J., Johnson, R., Jackson, B., Nascimento, F., Rey, S., Nicholls, S., Colquhoun, R., da Silva Filipe, A., Shepherd, J., Pascall, D., Shah, R., Jesudason, N., Li, K., Jarrett, R., Pacchiarini, N., Bull, M., Geidelberg, L., Siveroni, I., Goodfellow, I., Loman, N., Pybus, O., Robertson, D., Thomson, E., Rambaut, A., Connor, T., Bashton, M., Young, G., Smith, D. 7 Jan 2021, In: Cell
  • Genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in renal dialysis units – A high risk community-hospital interface, Li, K., Woo, Y., Stirrup, O., Hughes, J., Ho, A., Filipe, A., Johnson, N., Smollett, K., Mair, D., Carmichael, S., Tong, L., Nichols, J., Aranday-Cortes, E., Brunker, K., Parr, Y., Nomikou, K., McDonald, S., Niebel, M., Asamaphan, P., Sreenu, V., Robertson, D., Taggart, A., Jesudason, N., Shah, R., Shepherd, J., Singer, J., Taylor, A., Cousland, Z., Price, J., Lees, J., Jones, T., Lopez, C., MacLean, A., Starinskij, I., Gunson, R., Morris, S., Thomson, P., Geddes, C., Traynor, J., Breuer, J., Thomson, E., Mark, P., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Young, G. 1 Jul 2021, In: Journal of Infection
  • Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 from mainland Europe into Scotland, da Silva Filipe, A., Shepherd, J., Williams, T., Hughes, J., Aranday-Cortes, E., Asamaphan, P., Ashraf, S., Balcazar, C., Brunker, K., Campbell, A., Carmichael, S., Davis, C., Dewar, R., Gallagher, M., Gunson, R., Hill, V., Ho, A., Jackson, B., James, E., Jesudason, N., Johnson, N., McWilliam Leitch, E., Li, K., MacLean, A., Mair, D., McAllister, D., McCrone, J., McDonald, S., McHugh, M., Morris, A., Nichols, J., Niebel, M., Nomikou, K., Orton, R., O’Toole, Á., Palmarini, M., Parcell, B., Parr, Y., Rambaut, A., Rooke, S., Shaaban, S., Shah, R., Singer, J., Smollett, K., Starinskij, I., Tong, L., Sreenu, V., Wastnedge, E., Holden, M., Robertson, D., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Young, G. 1 Jan 2021, In: Nature Microbiology
  • SARS-CoV-2 evolution during treatment of chronic infection, Kemp, S., Collier, D., Datir, R., Ferreira, I., Gayed, S., Jahun, A., Hosmillo, M., Rees-Spear, C., Mlcochova, P., Lumb, I., Roberts, D., Chandra, A., Temperton, N., Sharrocks, K., Blane, E., Modis, Y., Leigh, K., Briggs, J., van Gils, M., Smith, K., Bradley, J., Smith, C., Doffinger, R., Ceron-Gutierrez, L., Barcenas-Morales, G., Pollock, D., Goldstein, R., Smielewska, A., Skittrall, J., Gouliouris, T., Goodfellow, I., Gkrania-Klotsas, E., Illingworth, C., McCoy, L., Gupta, R., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., Young, G., Smith, D. 8 Apr 2021, In: Nature

Qualifications

  • Microbiology PhD April 30 2018
  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) June 30 2014
  • Licentiate Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) 2018


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