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Professor Matthew Avison

Professor Matthew Avison

Professor Matthew Avison
B.Sc.(HONS), Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Bacteriology

Office D52
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 331 2091
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2035

Research summary

I lead a research group studying antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) in bacteria. We use molecular genetics, biochemistry and functional genomics techniques to identify and characterise AMR mechanisms in key human pathogens, their mobilisation, and their control. We then use this information to combat the problem of AMR by developing interdisciplinary research collaborations. 

In the past, our basic research has led to the characterization of novel antibiotic efflux pumps, novel β-lactamases and β-lactamase induction mechanisms. Current work in this area aims to further characterize multi-drug resistance mechanisms in non-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria, particularly Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (e.g. Kalvopi ...

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