Professor Mike Barer
College Director of Research, Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Honorary Consultant Microbiologist
Personal Assistant: TBC
Office: 136b, MSB
Telephone:(+44) (0)116 252 2951/2933
We work at the interface between bacterial physiology and human infection concentrating on Tuberculosis and gastrointestinal infections.
- The physiology of M. tuberculosis during infection;
- TB genomics applied to public health and strain characterisation in real time;
- The nature of bacterial viability and its practical detection;
- The biological properties of enteric bacteria that underpin their transmission;
- Methods to determine the properties of bacteria in their natural environments;
- Culture-independent approaches to determining the aetiology and pathogenesis of bacterial diseases.
Selected Recent Publications
Cheah ES, Malkin J, Free RC, Lee SM, Perera N, Woltmann G, Patel H, Kimmitt PT, Smith RJ, Rajakumar K, Barer MR. A two-tube combined TaqMan/SYBR Green assay to identify microbacteria and detect single global lineage-defining polymorphisms in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Mol Diagn 2010;12(2):250-6
Mukamolova GV, Turapov O, Malkin J, Woltmann G, Barer M. Resuscitation-promoting factors reveal an occult population of tubercle Baccilli in sputum. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010;181(2):174-80