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Nicole Robb is a Dorothy Hodgkin Royal Society Fellow. In 2011 she joined the laboratory of Prof. Achillefs Kapanidis in Biological Physics, where she worked as a post-doctoral research associate, using single-molecule techniques to study how viruses and bacteria replicate. In October 2017 she was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship to use fluorescent microscopy techniques to visualise, study and detect RNA viruses at the single-molecule level.
What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?
We use traditional molecular virology approaches combined with advanced microscopy to study how viruses replicate and to develop novel methods for their diagnosis and treatment.
What are you working on right now?
We are building on our previous experience developing diagnostic assays for respiratory viruses to design a test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. Excitingly, we have developed a test that can detect and diagnose the virus within a matter of minutes. We are working with colleagues at the John Radcliffe Hospital to validate the test on clinical samples.
Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?
Oxford is home to many world class scientists and clinicians and provides a fantastic environment for interdisciplinary work of this nature, with excellent links between the research labs and the hospital.
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