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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
  • 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. 8 Feb 2022, In: Nature Communications
  • 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. 17 May 2022, In: mSystems
  • 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
  • Optimisation and application of a novel method to identify bacteriophage in maternal milk and infant stool identifies host-phage communities within preterm infant gut, Young, G., Yew, W., Nelson, A., Bridge, S., Berrington, J., Embleton, N., Smith, D. 26 Apr 2022, In: Frontiers in Pediatrics
  • 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
  • The role of viral genomics in understanding COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Aggarwal, D., Myers, R., Hamilton, W., Bharucha, T., Tumelty, N., Brown, C., Meader, E., Connor, T., Smith, D., Bradley, D., Robson, S., Bashton, M., Shallcross, L., Zambon, M., Goodfellow, I., Chand, M., O'Grady, J., Török, M., Peacock, S., Page, A., Allan, J., Loh, J., Nelson, A., Yew, W., Young, G. 1 Feb 2022, In: The Lancet Microbe
  • 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

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

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