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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Mrs Rebecca Frise


Laboratory Manager



I graduated with a degree in Microbiology from the University of Reading and spent over 14 years working as a research assistant in various laboratories in the UK.

Having worked in an Influenza and Coronavirus lab for over 10 years at high containment as a Research Assistant and Lab Manager I decided I had enough experience to become a full time lab manager.

I joined the Molecular Epidemiology Lab (MEL) in November 2021.

My primary role as laboratory manager at the MEL is to ensure all staff and students are supported in their ability to carry out their research. I am affiliated with the Centre of Prevention, Detection, and Diagnosis, however I am keen to keep an open and collaborative approach with other laboratories across the other centres



Peacock et al., 2021, The furin cleavage site in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is required for transmission in ferrets, Nature Microbiology.

Flower et al., 2020, Clinical and laboratory evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow assays for use in a national COVID-19 seroprevalence survey, THORAX.

Frise et al., 2016, Contact transmission of influenza virus between ferrets imposes a looser bottleneck than respiratory droplet transmission allowing propagation of antiviral resistance, Scientific Reports.

Long et al., 2016, Species difference in ANP32A underlies influenza A virus polymerase host restriction, Nature.

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