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David Smith

Postdoctoral Scientist

Brief Biography:

I started working in the Barnes group in 2014 after working in NHS research approvals and a stint running a beach bar In Egypt.  Before starting my DPhil I worked on the viral hepatitis theme of the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative, which is a project to use electronic patient record data from five NIHR Biomedical Research Centre to facilitate clinical research into viral hepatitis. 

I started a DPhil in 2015, I am using next generation sequencing and HCV cell culture models to study antiviral resistance to Hepatitis C Infection. The focus of my project is on genotype 3 HCV Infection, which is the second most common genotype in the UK and is emerging as the hardest HCV genotype to treat.

Research interests:

Hepatitis C Resistance

Current project:

A Characterisation of Hepatitis C Resistance in the era of Direct Acting Antivirals