Stefania Spano

Last name

Stefania is Professor in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Aberdeen. She grew up and graduated in Italy, obtaining a PhD in Life Sciences before moving to Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA) and then to Aberdeen. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial infections, focusing in particular on typhoid fever. By studying the molecular processes that occur at the host-pathogen interface, Stefania identified a novel cellular pathway that protects from bacterial infections. She received an ERC Consolidator Award in 2016 to study mechanisms of resistance to infections.

Areas of Interest
Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Aberdeen
Key words
Bacterial infections, Host-defence, Host-Pathogen interactions, Infectious diseases, Cell Biology, Microbiology

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Claire Miller is a Reader in Statistics and Senior Adviser of Studies in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Glasgow. Claire's research interests include developing and applying statistical methodology to address cross-disciplinary challenges in the area of sensor systems.