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Dr Ruth Ledder - personal details

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Dr Ruth Ledder

Role: Lecturer

Tel: 44 (0)161 275 7826




Ruth Ledder is a lecturer within the Microbiology Research Group. Ruth joined the group in 1999 under the supervision of Dr Andrew McBain undertaking industrially funded work focussing on the in vitro modelling and culture independent characterisation of bacterial biofilms.   Her work has focussed largely on the ecology, physiology and pathogenicity of bacteria associated with the human mouth in health and disease.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

American Society for Microbiology

Society of General Microbiology

Society for Applied Microbiology

International Association for Dental Research

Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group


2003-2006. Ph.D., Microbiology Research Group, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester. Thesis title: Investigations into Oral Microbiology.

BSc. (1st class), Biological Sciences (Microbiology). Manchester Metropolitan University (2003).

Social Responsibility

Public Outreach work with local primary schools (microbiology)



1st year:  The Patient (module leader) and the Public modules

2nd Year: The Pharmacist (aseptic dispensing) and the public modules

4th year: Medicines into Practice: Microbial Infections and Disease.  Health Promotion and Public Engagement project strand. Microbiology research projects

International Student Advisor for the School

Student Experience Officer

Academic representative on the Manchester University Pharmaceutical Society

Chair of the Staff/Student Liaison committee


Microbiology lead for Masters in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences