Elizabeth Sockett

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Liz's research group began by studying the mechanisms of behaviour in the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides and then applied similar genetic techniques to the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. This bacterium naturally kills Gram negative bacteria, using many enzymes to destroy the structure of the bacteria. Bdellovibrio may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance in Gram negative pathogens. Former lab members have gone on to careers in science as academics, researchers in industry, in science communication, as officers in university administration, in government or health posts. A good working environment of -all being in it together- is what she aims for as research is hard!