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Ann Wood

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Research interests

Presence and role of methylotrophic bacteria in degradation of odour-causing compounds (eg methanethiol, dimethylsulfide, methylamines) associated with the mouth and feet. Presence and role of methylotrophic bacteria in bacterial vaginosis (where trimethylamine is generated). Presence and role of methylotrophic bacteria in relation to periodontitis Presence and role of methylotrophic bacteria in natural environments eg River Thames and Antarctica. Metabolism, ecophysiology, taxonomy and diversity of methylotrophs and sulfur oxidising bacteria.

Research interests (short)

Methylotrophic bacteria: roles in mouth and foot odour, periodontitis, and bacterial vaginosis.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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