Director of ISMB-Mycobacteria Research Laboratory & Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck, University of London UK
Dr Sanjib Bhakta is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Director of ISMB-Mycobacteria Research Laboratory at Birkbeck, University of London (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/biology/our-staff/academic/sanjib-bhakta). His research interest is focussed on developing novel therapeutics to tackle antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious diseases. He has published articles for a number of internationally acclaimed journals including J. Exp. Med., JBC, Tuberculosis, Biochem. J., J. Antimicrob. Chemother., Mol. Micro., PLOS and BMJ.
Following a BSc (Hons), an MSc and a PhD in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Dr Bhakta joined the Oxford University as an ISIS innovation Senior Research Scholar and shortly after he was awarded with a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. He graduated from The Queen’s College, Oxford completing a second doctoral degree (DPhil) and received a “Sir William Paton Prize” in Pharmacology. He attained his academic appointment at Birkbeck as a University Lecturer to lead his research and teaching in 2006. He is a core member of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck & UCL. He is a member of a number of international societies and editorial boards of international journals. He volunteered as a STEM-ambassador for the Research Council-UK funded “Researchers in Residence” and actively engaged with a group of senior school “G&T” students at the St Mary’s School in Buckinghamshire. He has acted as a Mentor for early career researchers at Oxford University and Birkbeck, University of London.