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Professor William Hope

Antimicrobial resistance expert joins MRC CMM

Centre Director Gordon Brown says “It's fantastic to have William as an honorary member of the Centre. William brings world-leading expertise around antifungal therapeutics, which will considerably strengthen our growing activities in this area”.

Professor Hope (BMBS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD), is Dame Sally Davies Chair of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Director of Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research at the University of Liverpool in the UK, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. 

Professor Hope qualified in Medicine in 1991, before undertaking specialist training in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology.  He completed his PhD in antimicrobial pharmacology in 2006, while undertaking fellowships at the University of Manchester, UK, and the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA.  He was an NIHR Clinician Scientist and this award focussed on individualised antimicrobial therapy.

Professor Hope leads the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR) which focuses on antimicrobial resistance. Areas of special interest and research are antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial drug development and individualisation of antimicrobial therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Date: 6 May 2021

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