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Dr William Snelling

Research Associate

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School of Biomedical Sciences


Biomedical Sciences Research


Room W0070 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Dr Bill Snelling holds a molecular microbiology PhD from Ulster University (2003).  Following research positions at University College Cork, Ulster University, Randox Toxicology, Queens University & the NHS (cancer trials), Bill is currently a microbiology Research Associate for the GCRF-SAFEWATER transdisciplinary project. He is also a Medical Microbiology e-tutor at Ulster University. Bill’s scientific microbiology papers have been published in top ranked journals. He is an editor for the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries (since 2006) and a reviewer for other journals in the field of microbiology & infectious diseases. Bill is a grant & abstract reviewer for the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (since 2014).

Research Interests

  • Water microbiology & quality
  • Zoonotic pathogens
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Microbiome & health

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Biomedical Science Fellow
  • Advance HE Fellow
  • STEM Fellow
  • Society for Applied Microbiology (since 2004)
  • Microbiology Society (since 2000)