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Dr John Wright

Research Interests

I am a postdoctoral molecular microbiologist with interests in the interface between bacterial metabolism and virulence, and the interaction of pathogenic bacteria with host cells and tissues. My current work is focused on applying novel physical and imaging techniques combined with molecular genetic approaches to study these processes.


Key Publications

S.Tubby, M. Wilson, J.A. Wright, P. Zhang and S.P. Nair. (2013). Staphylococcus aureus small colony variants are susceptible to light activated antimicrobial agents.BMC Microbiology, 13, 201.

J.A. Wright and S.P. Nair. (2012). The lipoprotein components of the Isd and Hts transport systems are dispensable for heme acquisition by Staphylococcus aureus.FEMS Microbiology Letters, 329, 177-185.

J.A. Wright and S.P. Nair. (2010). Interaction of staphylococci with bone. International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 300, 193-204.

J.A. Wright, S.S. Tötemeyer, I. Hautefort, C. Appia-Ayme M. Alston et al. (2009). Multiple redundant stress resistance mechanisms are induced in Salmonella entericaserovar Typhimurium in response to modulation of the intracellular environment via TLR4 signalling. Microbiology, 155, 2919-2929.

J. Wright and C.E. Bryant (2009). A new view of innate immunity for the 21stcentury. In: Periodontal Medicine and Systems Biology, Chapter 16, p247-262. B. Henderson, M. Curtis, R. Seymour, N. Donos (eds). Wiley Blackwell.

J.A. Wright, A.J. Grant, D. Hurd, M. Harrison, E.J. Guccione, D.J. Kelly and D.J. Maskell. (2009) Metabolite and transcriptome analysis of Campylobacter jejuni in vitro growth reveals a stationary phase physiological switch. Microbiology. 155, 80-94.

B.M. Pearson, C. Pin, J. Wright, K. I’Anson, T. Humphrey and J.M. Wells. (2003). Comparative genome analysis of Campylobacter jejuni using whole genome microarrays. FEBS Letters. 554, 224-230.