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Dr Matthew Avison

Dr Matthew Avison

Dr Matthew Avison
BSc(HONS), PhD

Reader in 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, we have characterized novel antibiotic efflux pumps, novel β-lactamases and β-lactamase induction mechanisms. For example, using Wellcome Trust funding, we have determined how the BlrAB two-component regulatory system (TCS) controls β-lactamase production in Aeromonas hydrophila (e.g. Tayler et al., (2010 ...

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