Professor Timothy Stinear - Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Professor Timothy Stinear - Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Location: 
Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Mon, 29/04/2019 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Mon, 29/04/2019 - 1:00pm

Genomic approaches to confront the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria

​Postgraduate lecture series hosted by Dr Greg Ebert

The appearance in recent years of bacteria that have become resistant to all antibiotics is an emerging global catastrophe. New technologies, in particular genomics, are playing an important role as the world tackles the rise of this potential public health disaster. In this seminar, the application of high-throughput DNA sequencing and genomic-based techniques to understand and prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria will be described.
 
Professor Tim Stinear is a molecular microbiologist, research-teaching academic, and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. He leads a team of scientists focused on understanding how certain types of bacteria spread and cause disease. Tim did his PhD at Monash University in 2001, followed by a three-year postdoctoral period at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. During this time, Tim determined the first complete genome sequence (the genetic blueprint) for Mycobacterium ulcerans – a bacterium that causes a very serious ulcerative skin infection called Buruli ulcer. Since then, he has been at the forefront of implementing genomic approaches to study bacterial pathogens.