Michal Letek

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Lecturer, London, UK

I am a Lecturer at the University of Roehampton. My research work is focused on understanding the pathogenesis and cell growth mechanisms of different superbugs. The proteins involved in bacterial cell division, cell wall synthesis or virulence could be used as targets for novel antibiotherapies. In addition, I am also intrigued by the ability of MRSA to survive inside human cells. The molecular basis of the interaction of this superbug with its host is poorly understood. We are identifying the host factors controlled by this pathogen during its intracellular proliferation. This could lead to new approaches to treat persisting MRSA infections in the healthcare environment.

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