Professor Sharon Peacock

Professor Sharon Peacock is an Honorary Faculty member at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, an honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College Hospital. She has a long-term interest in melioidosis and the causative bacterium (Burkholderia pseudomallei) and has published around 150 papers on the topic. Her group are currently using a combination of sequence-based methods and other laboratory approaches to understand the mechanisms by which B. pseudomallei causes disease.