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PhD Molecular Microbiology (Imperial College London)
MRes Biochemical Research (Imperial College London)
BSc Microbiology (University of Nottingham)


I am a molecular microbiologist experienced in bacterial genetics and genomics. My broad interests are how bacteria interact with each-other in their environment, and how certain species dominate and eliminate competitors.


Before moving to the University of South Wales I undertook a BBSRC funded Research Associate position at Cardiff University exploring the antimicrobial activity and population biology of Burkholderia bacteria from the Cystic Fibrosis lung.

I obtained my PhD from Imperial College London with a thesis on the Type Six Secretion Systems of the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


I teach on the following modules:
Medical Microbiology
Tropical Medicine
Human Molecular Genetics


Song L, Jenner M, Masschelein J, Jones C, Bull MJ, Harris SR, Hartkoorn RC, Vocat A, Romero-Canelon I, Coupland P, Webster G, Dunn M, Weiser R, Paisey C, Cole ST, Parkhill J, Mahenthiralingam E, Challis GL. Discovery and Biosynthesis of Gladiolin: A Burkholderia gladioli Antibiotic with promising Activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Am Chem Soc. 2017 Jun 14;139(23)

Loveridge EJ, Jones C, Bull MJ, Moody SC, Kahl MW, Khan Z, Neilson L, Tomeva M, Adams SE, Wood AC, Rodriguez-Martin D, Pinel I, Parkhill J, Mahenthiralingam E, Crosby J. Reclassification of the Specialized Metabolite Producer Pseudomonas mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 as a Member of the Burkholderia cepacia Complex. J Bacteriol. 2017 Jun 13;199(13)

Sana TG, Baumann C, Merdes A, Soscia C, Rattei T, Hachani A, Jones C, Bennett KL, Filloux A, Superti-Furga G, Voulhoux R, Bleves S. Internalization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain PAO1 into Epithelial Cells Is Promoted by Interaction of a T6SS Effector with the Microtubule Network. MBio. 2015

Jones C, Filloux A. Gene amplification and qRT-PCR. Methods Mol Biol.2014;1149:457-68.

Jones C, Hachani A, Manoli E, Filloux A. An rhs gene linked to the second type VI secretion cluster is a feature of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PA14. J Bacteriol. 2014 Feb;196(4):800-10.

Jones C, Allsopp L, Horlick J, Kulasekara H, Filloux A. Subinhibitory concentration of kanamycin induces the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type VI secretion system. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 8;8(11):e81132.

Lossi NS, Manoli E, Simpson P, Jones C, Hui K, Dajani R, Coulthurst SJ, Freemont P, Filloux A. The archetype Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteins TssB and TagJ form a novel subcomplex in the bacterial type VI secretion system. Mol Microbiol. 2012 Oct;86(2):437-56.

Hachani A, Lossi NS, Hamilton A, Jones C, Bleves S, Albesa-Jové D, Filloux A. Type VI secretion system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: secretion and multimerization of VgrG proteins. J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 8;286(14):12317-27.


Society for Applied Microbiology
Microbiology Society



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