2022-24 EFB ST37 strain research funded by BDI & Cambridge BKA 

BDI and Cambridge BKA are jointly funding PhD student Hollie Pufal at Newcastle University for two years.  She is investigating the Melissococcus plutonius sequence type ST37 found in Cambridgeshire. is local EFB cluster using modern molecular methods in an attempt to improve the understanding of disease transmission and discover why this disease cluster is so persistent in the area.

Hollie is supervised by Professor Giles Budge from Newcastle University as well as BDI.