Forbes and Dunagan
Dr. Wiles has made a career of combining her twin passions of bioluminescence (think fireflies) and infectious diseases. Siouxsie studied medical microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a PhD in microbiology at CEH Oxford and Napier University, Edinburgh. She spent her postdoctoral years at Imperial College London, and currently heads the Bioluminescent Superbugs Group at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Siouxsie is committed to engaging with the public to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of science to society, and recently collaborated with a graphic artist to produce a short animation explaining why fireflies glow, and how she uses their light in her research.