Shani Ali

GW4 DTP PhD student

The Milner Centre for Evolution, Department of Life Sciences, University of Bath
Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research, Department of Biology, University of Oxford


2022-Present: GW4 DTP PhD student, jointly based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath (Supervised by Dr Tiffany Taylor) & the Ineos Oxford Institute in the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford (Supervised by Prof Samuel Sheppard and Dr Evangelos Mourkas).

2021-Present: Research Technician (University of Bath)

2019-2020: MSc, Microbiology and Infection (University of Birmingham)

2016-2019: BSc, Biomedical Science (Coventry University)

Research interests
My research interests are experimental evolution and source attribution. My work will widely focus on the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter jejuni. Part of my research will involve experimental evolution to help understand niche adaption. As part of larger MRC research project, I will sample from a village in The Gambia and use bioinformatic techniques, to elucidate the sources of Campylobacter to help reduce spread of the pathogen.