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WHO Collaborating Centre

for Modelling, Evolution and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Duncan Maskell

Professor Duncan  Maskell

Marks and Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Food Safety


Duncan Maskell’s research interests encompass all things to do with bacterial infectious diseases, with special emphasis on the food-borne pathogens Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni, and also the respiratory pathogens Bordetella spp. and Streptococcus spp. This work uses various cell and animal models, applying state-of-the-art genomics-based strategies in close collaboration with the Sanger Institute. In addition to an extensive publication record in many different areas of infectious disease research, he has also been a co-Founder of two biotech companies. He continues to work on a variety of bacterial pathogens and how they interact with their host animals.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Veterinary Medicine:
Head of Department