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Professor Sharon Peacock

Professor Sharon Peacock

Honorary Research Fellow


Professor Peacock’s research focuses on the role of sequencing technologies in diagnostic microbiology and public health. Additional research interests and projects include examining the spread of antimicrobial resistance between livestock and man, and the automated interpretation of TB and other genomes to provide a rapid prediction of antimicrobial resistance. Sharon Peacock also has extensive collaborations with Mahidol University in Thailand, where her major research interest is melioidosis.

Professor Peacock was awarded a CBE for her services to Medical Microbiology notably her work with the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas programme in Thailand where for seven years she directed a wide-ranging programme of bacterial disease research.

Sharon  chaired the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Initiative and was the deputy director of this Wellcome Trust Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research. Although Sharon is moving to the Bloomsbury Centre in London we hope to continue collaborating on issues of global health.

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