Manchester Infection Seminar series
|Dates:||16 October 2019|
|Times:||11:00 - 12:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults|
Manchester Infection Seminars
Wednesday the 16th October: Guoqing Xia
University of Manchester
"Tackling b-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus aureus: novel mechanisms, strategies, and agents”
Please join us for Guoqing’s talk, AV Hill 1.006, 11:00.
Guoqing studied Microbiology for his MSc and received his PhD in biochemistry from the institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He then held postdoctoral positions in host-pathogen interaction research in several German institutes before being appointed as a group leader in the Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine University of Tübingen in 2011. In 2013 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Manchester. His research has since focused on novel antibiotic resistance in Gram-positive bacteria and phage mediated horizontal gene transfer through the bacterial cell envelope.
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the major causes of bacterial infections, ranging from mild skin to life-threatening bloodstream infection. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) remains a serious problem threatening the global healthcare system. Innovative strategies are urgently needed to combat MRSA infection. In this seminar he will talk about the recent discovery of new ?-lactam resistance mechanisms by S. aureus and the development of new therapeutics against MRSA and other resistant bacteria in his group.
Travel and Contact Information
AV Hill Building