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Neil Oldfield

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Neil Oldfield obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences with Microbiology from the University of Warwick (1996) and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester (2000). After postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge, he joined the Molecular Bacteriology & Immunology Group (MBIG) at the University of Nottingham. In 2011, Neil obtained the position of Senior Research Fellow.

Neil has carried out studies on the veterinary pathogen Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae to investigate novel vaccine candidates to protect against this organism. Furthermore, he has published on protein secretion and glycosylation in the enteric pathogen Campylobacter jejuni. His current research focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of, and host response to, Neisseria meningitidis. This involves investigations into vaccination, carriage epidemiology and virulence. His research also encompasses the molecular pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Expertise Summary

Neil Oldfield's main areas of expertise are in molecular microbiology, bacterial protein secretion and vaccines.

Teaching Summary

Neil convenes the 'Medical Microbiology' (LIFE2010) module undertaken by 2nd Year students on the BSc in Microbiology. He teaches on this module, as well as on other modules on subjects including… read more

Selected Publications

Neil convenes the 'Medical Microbiology' (LIFE2010) module undertaken by 2nd Year students on the BSc in Microbiology. He teaches on this module, as well as on other modules on subjects including Neisseria biology and molecular diagnostics. In addition to delivering lectures, Neil also teaches in practical, journal club and problem-based learning sessions. In 2012, Neil achieved Associate Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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