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Dr Gregory Young

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Applied Sciences

Gregory Young

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.

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  • 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
  • Comparative analysis of the risks of hospitalisation and death associated with SARS-CoV-2 omicron (B.1.1.529) and delta (B.1.617.2) variants in England: a cohort study, Nyberg, T., Ferguson, N., Nash, S., Webster, H., Flaxman, S., Andrews, N., Hinsley, W., Bernal, J., Kall, M., Bhatt, S., Blomquist, P., Zaidi, A., Volz, E., Aziz, N., Harman, K., Funk, S., Abbott, S., Lopez Bernal, J., Abdul Aziz, N., Hope, R., Charlett, A., Chand, M., Ghani, A., Seaman, S., Dabrera, G., De Angelis, D., Presanis, A., Thelwall, S., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Nelson, A., Young, G., McCann, C. 2 Apr 2022, In: The Lancet
  • COVID-19 due to the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant compared to B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of SARS-CoV-2: a prospective observational cohort study, Kläser, K., Molteni, E., Graham, M., Canas, L., Österdahl, M., Antonelli, M., Chen, L., Deng, J., Murray, B., Kerfoot, E., Wolf, J., May, A., Fox, B., Capdevila, J., Aanensen, D., Abudahab, K., Adams, H., Adams, A., Afifi, S., Aggarwal, D., Ahmad, S., Aigrain, L., Alcolea-Medina, A., Alikhan, N., Allara, E., Amato, R., Angyal, A., Annett, T., Aplin, S., Ariani, C., Asad, H., Ash, A., Ashfield, P., Ashford, F., Atkinson, L., Attwood, S., Auckland, C., Aydin, A., Baker, D., Baker, P., Bashton, M., Crown, M., Hartley, J., Henderson, J., Jones, H., McCann, C., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Yew, W., Young, G., Hollis, A., Stanley, W. 1 Dec 2022, In: Scientific Reports
  • Effectiveness of rapid SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing in supporting infection control for hospital-onset COVID-19 infection: multicenter, prospective study, Stirrup, O., Blackstone, J., Mapp, F., MacNeil, A., Panca, M., Holmes, A., Machin, N., Shin, G., Mahungu, T., Saeed, K., Saluja, T., Taha, Y., Mahida, N., Pope, C., Chawla, A., Cutino-Moguel, M., Tamuri, A., Williams, R., Darby, A., Robertson, D., Flaviani, F., Nastouli, E., Robson, S., Smith, D., Laing, K., Monahan, I., Kele, B., Haldenby, S., George, R., Bashton, M., Witney, A., Byott, M., Coll, F., Chapman, M., Peacock, S., Hughes, J., Nebbia, G., Partridge, D., Parker, M., Price, J., Peters, C., Roy, S., Snell, L., de Silva, T., Thomson, E., Flowers, P., Copas, A., Breuer, J., McCann, C., Young, G., Nelson, A. 13 Sep 2022, In: eLife
  • 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
  • Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in a UK university identifies dynamics of transmission, Aggarwal, D., Warne, B., Jahun, A., Hamilton, W., Fieldman, T., du Plessis, L., Hill, V., Blane, B., Watkins, E., Wright, E., Hall, G., Ludden, C., Myers, R., Hosmillo, M., Chaudhry, Y., Pinckert, M., Georgana, I., Izuagbe, R., Leek, D., Nsonwu, O., Hughes, G., Packer, S., Page, A., Metaxaki, M., Fuller, S., Weale, G., Holgate, J., Brown, C., Howes, R., McFarlane, D., Dougan, G., Pybus, O., Angelis, D., Maxwell, P., Peacock, S., Weekes, M., Illingworth, C., Harrison, E., Matheson, N., Goodfellow, I., Bashton, M., Smith, D., Young, G., McCann, C., Nelson, A., Yew, W., Jones, H. Dec 2022, In: Nature Communications
  • Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in a university outbreak setting and implications for public health planning, Nickbakhsh, S., Hughes, J., Christofidis, N., Griffiths, E., Shaaban, S., Enright, J., Smollett, K., Nomikou, K., Palmalux, N., Tong, L., Carmichael, S., Sreenu, V., Orton, R., Goldstein, E., Tomb, R., Templeton, K., Gunson, R., da Silva Filipe, A., Milosevic, C., Thomson, E., Robertson, D., Holden, M., Illingworth, C., Smith-Palmer , A., Smith, D., Bashton, M., Young, G., McCann, C., Nelson, A., Crown, M., Henderson, J., Yew, W. Dec 2022, In: Scientific Reports
  • Gut Microbial Stability is Associated with Greater Endurance Performance in Athletes Undertaking Dietary Periodization, Furber, M., Young, G., Holt, G., Pyle, S., Davison, G., Roberts, M., Roberts, J., Howatson, G., Smith, D. 28 Jun 2022, In: mSystems
  • Household transmission of COVID-19 cases associated with SARS-CoV-2 delta variant (B.1.617.2): national case-control study, Allen, H., Vusirikala, A., Flannagan, J., Twohig, K., Zaidi, A., Chudasama, D., Lamagni, T., Groves, N., Turner, C., Rawlinson, C., Lopez-Bernal, J., Harris, R., Charlett, A., Dabrera, G., Kall, M., Bashton, M., Nelson, A., Smith, D., Young, G., McCann, C. 1 Jan 2022, In: The Lancet Regional Health - Europe
  • Integrating longitudinal clinical and microbiome data to predict growth faltering in preterm infants, Lugo-Martinez, J., Xu, S., Levesque, J., Gallagher, D., Parker, L., Neu, J., Stewart, C., Berrington, J., Embleton, N., Young, G., Gregory, K., Good, M., Tandon, A., Genetti, D., Warren, T., Bar-Joseph, Z. 18 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Biomedical Informatics

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


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