Dr Katie Muddiman

Dr Katie Muddiman

Senior Technician in Antimicrobial Resistance

School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)



I currently perform two roles in the Faculty of Health:
Senior Technician in Antimicrobial Resistance (0.4FTE) with , School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health. Part of the .
Research Associate in Oral Microbiology (0.6FTE) with Dr Zoe Brookes, Peninsula Dental School, Faculty of Health. Part of the Oral microbiome research group.

I am a Dignity and Respect Advisor and a member of the Faculty of Health's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.听


2023 - Present Research Associate in Oral Microbiology, The University of Plymouth听
2021 - Present Senior Technician in Antimicrobial Resistance, The University of Plymouth
2020 - 2021 Research Technician in Microscopy, The University of Manchester
2018 - 2020 Research Technician in Microbial Evolution, with Prof Michael Brockhurst, The University of Sheffield then The University of Manchester
2012 - 2017 PhD in Molecular Microbiology, with Dr Jen Cavet, The University of Manchester
2012 Research Assistant in Medical Microbiology, The University of Manchester
2009 - 2010 Undergraduate Placement Student at the Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down
2006 - 2011 BSc (Hons) Microbiology with Industrial Experience, 1st Class, The University of Manchester

Professional membership

Microbiology Society
Applied Microbiology International听
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy


Research interests

Natural Product Discovery
Testing of novel antimicrobial peptides, including epidermicin
Emerging Gram negative pathogens
Use of the Galleria mellonella insect assay
Metals in microbiology
Oral microbiome

Research groups



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Butler J, Kelly SD, Muddiman KJ, Besinis A & Upton M (2022) 'Hospital sink traps as a potential source of the emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen Cupriavidus pauculus: characterization and draft genome sequence of strain MF1' Journal of Medical Microbiology 71, (2) ,
Hall JPJ, Wright RCT, Harrison E, Muddiman KJ, Wood AJ, Paterson S & Brockhurst MA (2021) 'Plasmid fitness costs are caused by specific genetic conflicts enabling resolution by compensatory mutation' PLOS Biology 19, (10) ,