Rebecca Hall 

The microbiome of the tsetse

After graduating with a first class degree in Biology from the University of York, I went on to work as a lab technician for a year before returning to York to start my PhD. My main research interests are in microbiology and parasitology, with particular interest in novel ways to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases.

My PhD uses a combination of microbiology, molecular biology, computational modelling and bioinformatics to investigate the metabolism of the tsetse’s microbiome, the insect vector of Trypanosoma brucei. We are interested in how the symbionts interact with each other, their host and the parasite.