Phoebe Hinton-Sheley

Feature Writer

B.Sc. Microbiology

Microbiology, Virology

Phoebe Hinton-Sheley has a B.Sc. (Class I Hons) in Microbiology from the University of Wolverhampton.

Phoebe frequently writes articles for the University of Wolverhampton Student’s Union website, as well as viral Buzzfeed quizzes and articles. She has also written social media posts for the Student’s Union Facebook and Twitter pages.

Phoebe’s specialties include Disease and Public Health, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, and Food Microbiology with Biochemistry.

Due to her background and interests, Phoebe mostly writes for the Life Sciences side of News Medical, focussing on Microbiology and related techniques and diseases. However, she also enjoys writing about topics along the lines of Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry.

Phoebe is currently researching Listeria, the bacterial cause of listeriosis. More specifically, she will be exploring its ability to anchor to different surface types.

The project will also look at how easily Listeria biofilms transfer to other surfaces, and therefore, how the contamination of foods by Listeria can occur and cause outbreaks – which happens occasionally in the U.K.

Outside of her studies, Phoebe is a STEM Ambassador for her local area, which involves traveling to local schools and outreach events to encourage primary and secondary school students to pursue the sciences or higher education as a whole. She is also an advocate for women and girls pursuing STEM careers.

Phoebe was drawn to News-Medical, as not only does she have a passion for Biology and the Life Sciences, but also wanted to pursue her enthusiasm for writing.

During her time working for the Student’s Union, she discovered that writing was something that she enjoyed greatly – and one day realized that she could extend that love of writing into her current field of study.

Writing for News Medical has given Phoebe the confidence to critically analyse biological journal entries and keep up to date with the latest research. She now regularly features on the Life Science side of the site and is enjoying being able to share her scientific knowledge with the world.

Articles from Phoebe

How do Food Sensitivity Assays Work?

How do Food Sensitivity Assays Work?

ATR-FTIR: An Overview

ATR-FTIR: An Overview

ATR-FTIR in the Food and Beverage Industry

ATR-FTIR in the Food and Beverage Industry

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