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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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Combined epidemiological and genomic analysis of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infection early in the pandemic and the role of unidentified cases in transmission, Snell, L., Fisher, C., Taj, U., Stirrup, O., Merrick, B., Alcolea-Medina, A., Charalampous, T., Signell, A., Wilson, H., Betancor, G., Kia Ik, M., Cunningham, E., Cliff, P., Pickering, S., Galao, R., Batra, R., Neil, S., Malim, M., Doores, K., Douthwaite, S., Nebbia, G., Edgeworth, J., Awan, A., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., McCann, C., Young, G., Smith, D. 1 Jan 2022, In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
  • Evolution of viral variants in remdesivir‐treated and untreated SARS‐CoV‐2‐infected pediatrics patients, Boshier, F., Pang, J., Penner, J., Parker, M., Alders, N., Bamford, A., Grandjean, L., Grunewald, S., Hatcher, J., Best, T., Dalton, C., Bynoe, P., Frauenfelder, C., Köeglmeier, J., Myerson, P., Roy, S., Williams, R., Silva, T., Goldstein, R., Breuer, J., Allan, J., Bashton, M., Loh, J., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Yew, W., Young, G. 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Medical Virology
  • The Impact of Real-Time Whole-Genome Sequencing in Controlling Healthcare-Associated SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks, Francis, R., Billam, H., Clarke, M., Yates, C., Tsoleridis, T., Berry, L., Mahida, N., Irving, W., Moore, C., Holmes, N., Ball, J., Loose, M., McClure, C., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Young, G., McCann, C., Nelson, A. 1 Jan 2022, In: The Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Assessing transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England, Volz, E., Mishra, S., Chand, M., Barrett, J., Johnson, R., Geidelberg, L., Hinsley, W., Laydon, D., Dabrera, G., O’Toole, Á., Amato, R., Ragonnet-Cronin, M., Harrison, I., Jackson, B., Ariani, C., Boyd, O., Loman, N., McCrone, J., Gonçalves, S., Jorgensen, D., Myers, R., Hill, V., Jackson, D., Gaythorpe, K., Groves, N., Sillitoe, J., Kwiatkowski, D., 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., Smith, D., Bashton, M., Young, G., Nelson, A., McCann, C., Yew, W., Williams, C., Jones, H., Hartley, J., Flaxman, S., Ratmann, O., Bhatt, S., Hopkins, S., Gandy, A., Rambaut, A., Ferguson, N. 13 May 2021, In: Nature
  • 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
  • Changing composition of SARS-CoV-2 lineages and rise of Delta variant in England, Mishra, S., Mindermann, S., Sharma, M., Whittaker, C., Mellan, T., Wilton, T., Klapsa, D., Mate, R., Fritzsche, M., Zambon, M., Ahuja, J., Howes, A., Miscouridou, X., Nason, G., Ratmann, O., Semenova, E., Leech, G., Sandkühler, J., Rogers-Smith, C., Vollmer, M., Unwin, H., Gal, Y., Chand, M., Gandy, A., Martin, J., Volz, E., Ferguson, N., Bhatt, S., Brauner, J., Flaxman, S., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A., Young, G., McCann, C. 1 Sep 2021, In: EClinicalMedicine
  • 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
  • CLIMB-COVID: continuous integration supporting decentralised sequencing for SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance, Nicholls, S., Poplawski, R., Bull, M., Underwood, A., Chapman, M., Abu-Dahab, K., Taylor, B., Colquhoun, R., Rowe, W., Jackson, B., Hill, V., O’Toole, Á., Rey, S., Southgate, J., Amato, R., Livett, R., Gonçalves, S., Harrison, E., Peacock, S., Aanensen, D., Rambaut, A., Connor, T., Loman, N., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A., Young, G., McCann, C. Dec 2021, In: Genome Biology
  • Detecting SARS-CoV-2 variants with SNP genotyping, Harper, H., Burridge, A., Winfield, M., Finn, A., Davidson, A., Matthews, D., Hutchings, S., Vipond, B., Jain, N., Allan, J., Bashton, M., Loh, J., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Yew, W., Young, G., Edwards, K., Barker, G. 24 Feb 2021, In: PLoS One
  • 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

Qualifications

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


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