Prof. Martin Welch

Martin Welch is a Molecular Microbiologist with a background in protein chemistry and structural studies. His lab works on the regulation of virulence, pathogenicity and biofilm formation in Gram-negative pathogens (mainly the mammalian pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the phytopathogen, Pectobacterium atrosepticum) with special attention paid to the role(s) of metabolism, quorum sensing and ppGpp in this. He serves on various UK and international funding panels and is a member of the Prokaryotic Division panel of the Society for General Microbiology. In the microscopic amount of spare time that he sometimes has, he likes to cook top-quality food, ride horses, talk endlessly about politics, go on long windy walks or cycle rides, and collects fossils. He works in the Cambridge University Department of Biochemistry.

Dr Welch is Workpackage leader for the Biochemistry and Microbiology components of the consortium. His lab is located in the Biochemistry Department in central Cambridge – one of the World’s most beautiful cities. Living in Cambridge is a bit like living in “Hogwarts” - something that has to be experienced to be believed, and we look forward to hosting several seconded students from other INTEGRATE labs over the course of the project. We also look forward to welcoming all of our INTEGRATE colleagues during a workshop part way through the programme. Dr Welch is one of the Department’s Equality and Diversity champions.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No  642620
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