Dr Yanmin Hu, a senior research fellow in St George’s University of London. She obtained her BSc degree in Hebei Teacher’s University, China and PhD in St George’s Medical School, University of London. The main focus of her research include new drugs for M. tuberculosis and other important pathogens; improved chemotherapy to eradicate persistent bacteria; molecular approaches to understand the processes of infection and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis and other pathogens, discovery novel antibiotics against non-multiplying bacteria. One of the major contributions to these scientific fields has included the implementation and exploitation of gene mutagenesis to identify the functions of M. tuberculosis genes in tuberculosis latency and pathogenesis in order to find drug targets and vaccine candidates. In addition, she, with Professor Coates, has established a drug discovery programme to find novel antibiotics against non-multiplying bacteria including M. tuberculosis. They have found many compounds which have potency against persistent bacteria.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2013