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Dr Ruth Ledder - personal details

Contact details

Dr Ruth Ledder

Role: Lecturer

Tel: 44 (0)161 275 7826

Fax: 44 (0)161 275 2396




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: Committee member


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).


1st year:  The Patient and the Public modules

3rd year:  Pharmaceutical microbiology and aseptic dispensing

4th year:  Microbiology research projects

International Student Advisor for the School

Student Experience Officer

Academic representative on the Manchester University Pharmaceutical Society