Dr Indrani Mukhopadhya

Dr Indrani Mukhopadhya
Dr Indrani Mukhopadhya
Dr Indrani Mukhopadhya

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, AFHEA


Accepting PhDs

Email Address
Office Address
6.30 Institute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus
Ashgrove Road West
AB25 2ZD

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School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

External Memberships

Member of the Microbiology Society

Member of the British Society of Immunology (BSI)

Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

Member of the UK Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel 

STEM Ambassador


Research Overview

  • To underpin the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease.
  • Elucidate host-pathogen interactions, pathogenic mechanisms, and immune response of enteric microbes.
  • Investigate the mechanism by which gut viruses initiate chronic inflammation in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Harness the power of gut microbes as novel therapeutic agents.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Biomedical Sciences.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Biomedical Sciences

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Gastroenterology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Knowledge Exchange

  • Grampian Liver Research Patient Engagement Event -presentation on Gut Microbiota in liver disease, 2024
  • Podcast on Next generation biotherapeutics 2023 Podcast link
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, UoA, Doors open day, 2023
  • University of Aberdeen May fest 2019, Fantastic Microbes and Where to Find Them.
  • Café MED talk on IBD research aimed at a general audience, June 2018
  • University of Aberdeen May fest 2017, Man vs Microbes Quiz, aimed to test and enhance public knowledge of microbiology and measures to stay safe from
  • Filmed for a short video clip describing my ISSF project (2016), which is now hosted on the ISSF@Aberdeen university website and also on the college YouTube channel




Funding and Grants

  • Laboratory start-up fund from Institute of Medical Sciences, UoA - Nov 2022
  • Health Protection Scotland grant awarded in Feb 2019 for genotyping of representative rotavirus isolates post introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Scotland – PI

  • Wellcome Trust ISSF @ Aberdeen fellowship support award, from October 2015 to March 2016, for the project titled “Role of the enteric virome and its interaction with the bacterial and fungal microbiome in the aetiopathogenesis of Crohn’s disease” – PI

  • Health Protection Scotland grant awarded in March 2015 for genotyping of representative rotavirus isolates post introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Scotland – Co-PI

  • NHS Grampian Endowment Funding Grant 2014/2015 for the project titled “Elucidating the Role of Non Jejuni/coli-Campylobacter in the Development of Colorectal Cancer Utilising Comparative Genomics to Study their Pathogenetic Potential” – PI


Teaching Responsibilities

Undertake lectures, workshops, practicals, tutorials and assessments for microbiology and immunology courses at the University.


Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

  • Placement Tutor for MSci students
  • Supervising Honours and MSc projects
  • Personal Tutor for UoA students

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