Expert in Infectious Diseases, Systems Biology, Genetics and Bionanotechnology
Expert ID: 728723
Expert’s has more than 20 years research experience. Most of his research has been in the area of infectious diseases, particularly meningococcal meningitis and tuberculosis. Work in these areas has focussed on finding genetic basis of bacterial virulence and then using this information to identify novel drug targets or candidate vaccine antigens. In recent years Expert’s research interests have shifted towards systems biology of infectious diseases where Expert’s group has made notable achievements, for instance, constructing the first in silico model of the pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He has already recently entered the area of bionanotechnology where his work has focussed on the development of carbon nanotubes for biomedical application. Recent successes include, for instance, the construction of a system for cancer drug delivery to cells. Expert is also a popular science writer who writes on a wide range of subjects for the media, including genetics, synthetic biology and evolution.
Expert was hired as a consultant for a television company to provide advice of genetics program. Expert was hired by a vaccine company to evaluate a vaccine preparation. Expert was hired by a pharamceutical company to evaluate the potential of a meningitis vaccine.