Mel is a microbiologist, researching bacterial pathogenesis – how bacteria cause disease – with a particular focus on Helicobacter, the bacteria which cause stomach ulcers. She’s also very active in science communication, advocacy, crowdfunding and social media – check out her blog at http://drmelthomson.wordpress.com/ and follow her on Twitter at @Dr_Mel_Thomson
Mel first featured in an Angry Beanie production as part of the Purser Explores The World Episode "Crowd Funding The Mighty Maggot" and soon after stepping into her current role as co-host of For Science! after Maia Sauran had to bow out. Since then she has brought her expertise in microbiology and passion for all things science to the show.