Dr Amanda Gibson BSc (Hons), PhD, AFEA

Dr Amanda Gibson

Lecturer Innate Immunology Sêr Cymru

Department of Life Sciences

Contact Details


Amanda is a member of the Ser Cymru team within the Centre for Excellence in Bovine Tuberculosis based in Carwyn James Building.

Her current research activities surround the understanding of host-pathogen interaction at the very early stages of infection leading to disease progression – specifically to investigate the interaction of M. bovis with the innate immune system of the bovine host. Amanda's research activities are supported by a strong background in immunology and most recently comprehensive training in mycobacteriology.

Centre for Excellence in Bovine Tuberculosis research program is underpinned by 3 main themes: 

  1. Fundamental understanding of early innate immune events leading to infectious disease
  2. Understanding the role of Mycobacterial genetic strain diversity on immune interaction and disease progression
  3. Development of novel paired diagnostics and vaccine technologies



Research Groups

  • One Health
  • Bovine TB, detection, protection and control


Faulkner, V, Cox, AA, Goh, S, van Bohemen, A, Gibson, AJ, Liebster, O, Wren, BW, Willcocks, S & Kendall, SL 2021, 'Re-sensitization of Mycobacterium smegmatis to Rifampicin Using CRISPR Interference Demonstrates Its Utility for the Study of Non-essential Drug Resistance Traits', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 11, 619427. 10.3389/fmicb.2020.619427
Muñoz-Caro, T, Gibson, AJ, Conejeros, I, Werling, D, Taubert, A & Hermosilla, C 2021, 'The Role of TLR2 and TLR4 in Recognition and Uptake of the Apicomplexan Parasite Eimeria bovis and Their Effects on NET Formation', Pathogens, vol. 10, no. 2, 118. 10.3390/pathogens10020118
Vander Elst, N, Breyne, K, Steenbrugge, J, Gibson, AJ, Smith, DGE, Germon, P, Werling, D & Meyer, E 2020, 'Enterobactin Deficiency in a Coliform Mastitis Isolate Decreases Its Fitness in a Murine Model: A Preliminary Host–Pathogen Interaction Study', Frontiers in Veterinary Science, vol. 7, 576583. 10.3389/fvets.2020.576583
Kamaruzzaman, NF, Tan, LP, Hamdan, RH, Choong, SS, Wong, WK, Gibson, AJ, Chivu, A & De Fatima Pina, M 2019, 'Antimicrobial polymers: The potential replacement of existing antibiotics?', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 20, no. 11, 2747. 10.3390/ijms20112747
Tombácz, K, Peters, LM, Chang, YM, Steele, M, Werling, D & Gibson, AJ 2019, 'Short communication: Pegbovigrastim treatment in vivo does not affect granulocyte ability to migrate to endometrial cells and kill bacteria in vitro in healthy cows', Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 102, no. 10, pp. 9389-9395. 10.3168/jds.2019-16563
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