Recent Update

In the media

1) Dr. Cheeptham was interviewed and featured by Kate Baggaley, science writer/reporter of the Popular Science website ( on a story entitled “Scientists are spelunking for cave gunk to fight superbugs” on Monday May 14, 2017.  Online on May 23, 2017

2) Dr. Cheeptham and her students were featured in the Bloomberg TV’s Spark series.  Check our research out at the Bloomberg online.

3) Dr. Cheeptham and her students were featured in the Al Jazeera news.  Check it out at online edition of the story.

4) Dr. Cheeptham and her research was featured on The Nature of Things: The Antibiotic Hunters on March 5th, 2015 at 8pm! Check out the full length episode!

5) Dr. Cheeptham’s lab was featured on Global 16×9 on September 28th, 2013 on Ice Cave Explorers. Read more on how they did it on Mapping the Underworld.


1)Breastfeeding Art Expo: a community art project. Dr. Cheeptham’s collaboration with Maureen Smith on the Project#8 Human Milk Project

2) The Search For New Antibiotics, narrated by Dr. Cheeptham (this commission was funded by the Society of Applied Microbiology (UK-SfAM)’s Public Engagement and President Fund).


1) Dr. Cheeptham’s new book Cave Microbiomes: A Novel Resources For Drug Discovery