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Simon Clarke

Portrait of Simon Clarke

Associate Professor in Cellular Microbiology

School Erasmus coordinator



  • Part 1: Introductory Microbiology, Pathology: Introduction to Human Disease, Practical Biochemistry
  • Part 2: Function of the Bacterial Cell, Immunology
  • Part 3: Bacterial Pathogens, Mechanisms of Microbial Function, Use and Abuse of the Microbial World, Microbiology Field Trip

Research centres and groups

Microbiome and Iron Research Group

Research projects

  • Funding from British Heart Foundation, The Royal Society, The Felix Scholarship
  • Pathogenicity and virulence in Gram positive bacteria
  • Staphylococcal infections of the cardiovascular system
  • Survival and colonisation of Staphylococcus aureus in the gut


    Selected publications

    Clarke SR, Foster SJ. (2006) Surface adhesins of Staphylococcus aureus. Advances in Microbial Physiology. 51:187-224.

    Clarke SR, Brummell KJ, Horsburgh MJ, McDowell PW, Mohamad SA, Stapleton MR, Acevedo J, Read RC, Day NP, Peacock SJ, Mond JJ, Kokai-Kun JF, Foster SJ. (2006) Identification of in vivo-expressed antigens of Staphylococcus aureus and their use in vaccinations for protection against nasal carriage. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 193:1098-1108.

    Pourmand MR, Clarke SR, Schuman RF, Mond JJ, Foster SJ. (2006) Identification of antigenic components of Staphylococcus epidermidis expressed during human infection. Infection and Immunity. 74:4644-4654.


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