User Biography : Prof Horacio Bach Horacio Bach earned his PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2001, studying the interactions between proteins and polysaccharides under the supervision of Prof. David Gutnick. Subsequently, in his first post-doctorate, he joined the laboratory of Prof. David Sherman in Minnesota working on the development of a biochip for generation of novel antibiotic molecules and the roles of P450 proteins from Streptomyces coelicolor. In 2004, Dr. Bach joined the laboratory of Prof. Yossef Av-Gay at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He worked on the function of tyrosine phosphatases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the interactions within the host macrophages. Currently, Dr. Bach holds an Adjunct Professor position at the same institution. His current research interests include: the study of virulence factors of pathogens, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the design of novel antibodies using antibody engineering, Nanomedicine, and bioactivity screening of natural compounds isolated from plants.
Biography Updated on 9 November 2011