Sabine Tötemeyer obtained a Diplom in Biology (roughly equivalent to MSc) in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Plant Physiology from the University of Osnabrück in Germany. She obtained a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 1997. She then spent two years as a postdoctoral research associate at the Christian de Duve Institute for Medical Sciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. This was followed by six years of research in the Cell Biology of Infection Group at the Centre for Veterinary Science, Cambridge Veterinary School, University of Cambridge. She joined the newly formed School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2006. She is involved in module convening in Year 1 & 4 and areas of teaching include cell biology, microbiology, host pathogen interactions, innate immunity, antibody based and molecular diagnostics. Her research interests include the Role of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in host-bacteria interaction sand the development of complex epithelial tissue culture models. Current research focusses on understanding of host pathogen interaction in footrot in sheep and listeriosis in cattle.