Dr. Michail H. Karavolos obtained his BSc (Hons) in 1993 in Medical Microbiology and his PhD in 1997 in Microbiology, both from the University of Leeds. He has worked in scientific research, predominantly as a molecular microbiologist. He has also worked for a number of years on cellular responses to microbial infection with special reference to Salmonella infection and persistence within macrophages. His microbiology research in academia included work on bacterial pathogens like the Staphylococci where he investigated the communication systems employed by these important pathogens during host infection. Additionally, he has worked on the communication systems mediating the virulence and pathogenicity of the pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium and has helped to unravel the host hormone sensing systems involving bacterial adrenergic receptors in Salmonella Typhi. He has been the manager of the Containment Level 3 facility in Newcastle University Medical School overseeing work on major microbial pathogens like Salmonella Typhi and Hepatitis B. His main areas of expertise are Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biological Health and Safety. Dr Michail H. Karavolos has been a member of the Microbiology Society since 1993.
molecular microbiology, bacteriology, virology, microbial communication, bacterial adrenergic receptors, infectious diseases, biological health and safety