Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Wales, UK
My name is Jonathan Tyrrell, I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Cardiff University. I have a background in antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacteria, focussing on the contemporary issues of MDR/XDR/PDR Enterobacteriaceae. The work of my group revolves around four main goals- i). understanding the genetic epidemiology and evolution of disseminating resistance determinants within Enterobacteriaceae, ii). the risk factors associated with the spread of MDR organisms worldwide, focusing primarily on low-income and developing countries, iii). assisting the evaluation of in vitro efficacy of novel therapeutic compounds, iv). determining the competency of novel diagnostic tools to further improve the efficiency and speed of detection of MDR infection and colonization.