Dr Amy Cain

Amy Cain

Post Doctoral Fellow, Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK

Amy is a postdoctoral researcher with the Pathogen Genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and is searching for non-obvious and new genes that make pathogenic hospital bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. She combines highly efficient methods to sequence bacterial genomes, with techniques that knock out each gene in turn to see if it alters antibiotic resistance levels.

Amy’s interest in researching the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance has continued from her PhD, completed at the University of Sydney, where she explored how antibiotic resistance genes, on mobile genetic elements, move throughout populations of resistant Salmonella from food sources.

Amy’s hope is that resistance can finally be tackled head on and is working with Antibiotic Action to publicize the problems of antibiotic resistance. By exposing these issues, we can help to prevent the occurrence and spread of resistance, and encourage research into developing new treatment options.

Share thisShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)
© 2018 Registered Charity 1093118.

Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No: 4443910

By using this site, you agree to using cookies.
For more details about cookies and how to disable them, see resource here
Privacy Policy