Dr Guoqing Xia Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

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Overview

           Bacterial cell envelope plays crucial roles in bacterial physiology, morphogenesis, and interactions with host cells. We are interested in the biosynthesis, structure, and function of bacterial cell surface molecules, particularly glycopolymers and membrane proteins, in nosocomial drug-resistant pathogens. We use a wide range of molecular and cellular microbiology approaches to study the functions of these surface molecules in antimicrobial resistance, biofilm formation, microbial pathogenesis, immune evasion and interactions with bacteriophage.  We believe this work will provide novel insight into the roles of bacterial surface molecules in host-microbe interactions and help develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics for drug-resistant bacterial infections.  

 

 

Biography

Guoqing studied Microbiology and received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He subsequently undertook several postdoctoral positions investigating host-microbe interactions before being appointed group leader at the University of Tübingen. In 2013, he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD, DrRerNat, FHEA

Certificate in Medical Education 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

 

  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

  • International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms (ISVM)

  • Society for General Microbiology (SGM)
  • German Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)
  • Editor - FEMS Microbiology Letters (2016-2018)

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Areas of expertise

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

Keywords

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

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