Higher Degree Research Student of the Month: Introducing Madeeha Afzal, a doctoral student working to determine the pathogenic traits of Staphylococcus aureus associated with #keratitis. Madeeha is supervised by Professor Mark Willcox, Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton and Dr Ajay Vijay.


She is currently analysing virulence factors involved in different ocular conditions by using molecular PCR techniques. For novel virulence and resistance genes she is planning to do whole genome sequencing of her strains. To find about more Madeeha and her research, see here: https://bit.ly/32P25WB