Dr Guoqing Xia BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology

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Guoqing studied Microbiology in Henan, China and received his PhD in Biochemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He then undertook a number of postdoc positions involving research on host-microbe interactions before being appointed to a group leader in the University of Tuebingen  in 2011. He was appointed to Senior Lecturer at University of Manchester in 2013.


BSc, MSc, PhD, DrRerNat, FHEA

Certificate in Medical Education 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Society for General Microbiology (SGM)
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)
  • German Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)
  • International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms (ISVM)
  • Editor - FEMS Microbiology Letters (Oxford University Press)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General) - QR Microbiology, Bacteriology, Bacterial cell surface, Antimicrobial resistance, Bacteriophages, Host-pathogen interations, teichoic acids, Microbial Glycobiology, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Antibiotics, Vaccine, Antibodies, phage


  • Antimicrobial resistance, MRSA, Bacterial cell surface, Bacteriophage, Teichoic acids, Microbial Glycobiology, S. aureus, phage, Antibiotics, Bacteriology, Medical Microbiology

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