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Dr Sean Meaden

Marie Skłodowska Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of bacteria and their viruses (phages). I use experimental biology and genomics to understand the mechanisms that allow bacteria to resist phage infection.

I am a Marie-Sklowdowska Curie Research Fellow currently on secondment at the University of Otago, New Zealand. At Exeter I work in the research group of Prof. Edze Westra studying the ecology and evolution of CRISPR in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. At Otago I work with Prof. Peter Fineran, focusing on the abortive infection mechanisms.

During my PhD with Assoc. Prof. Britt Koskella I studied the role of the in vivo plant environment on the evolution of phage resistance in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae.


2020 – Present Marie SkÅ‚odowska Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter / University of Otago.

2016 – 2019 Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Exeter

2015-2016 Visiting scholar / Post-Doctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

2015 Volunteer Diagnostic Technician, Public Health England, Sierra Leone




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