Dr Christopher D.Bayliss
RCUK Research Fellow
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3465
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
Chris Bayliss grew up in rural villages of Surrey and South Yorkshire. After completing his first degree in Microbiology (Aberystwyth, University College of Wales), he went on to clone and sequence a dsRNA virus of chickens as part of his PhD at Houghton Poultry Research Institute in Cambridgeshire. He then undertook two three-year research projects on the molecular biology of vaccinia virus, firstly in the University of Florida, located in Gainesville, and then back across the Atlantic in Oxford.
In 1997, Chris joined a team at the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine, Oxford, dedicated to investigating the mechanisms responsible for surface variability in two bacterial pathogens responsible for meningitis. After seven-years, he moved to the University of Nottingham where he held a Wellcome Trust Value in People Award. Chris obtained an RCUK Research Fellow in the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester in 2007 and leads an active research group with an interest in hypermutable DNA sequences.
MSc in Molecular Medical Genetics: Project Supervisor
BS3009 Genomics: A Microbial Perspective:Co-convenor
BS3012 Infection and Immunity
Genetic Modification Sub-Committee member
Outreach: talks to Meningitis Research Foundation