Prof. Sebastian Amyes University of Edinburgh, UK1 Talk
Sebastian Amyes graduated in biochemistry from University College London in 1970 and obtained a Masters in Virology from the University of Reading a year later. He went to the School of Pharmacy, University of London to study for his doctoral degree under the supervision of Professor Johnty Smith, obtaining his... read morePhD in 1974. He moved to the Medical Microbiology Department of the University of Edinburgh in 1977, where he became Full Professor of Microbial Chemotherapy in 1992. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. Professor Amyes was Head of the Medical Microbiology Department in Edinburgh from 1997 until 2001 and became a visiting Professor of the University of Concepcion in Chile in 1999. His current research focuses on four areas: zoonotic infections caused by E. coli O157; community-acquired infections, with Helicobacter pylori and Streptococcus pneumoniae; hospital-acquired infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii; and the bactericidal action of antibiotics.