Yanmin Hu works as a senior Research Fellow in St George’s University of London, London, UK. She obtained her B.S. degree in Hebei Teachers’ University, Shijiazhuang, China, and her Ph.D. degree in St George’s Medical School, University of London. The main focus of her research includes 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, and discovery of novel antibiotics against nonmultiplying 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, Hu, with Professor Coates, has established a drug discovery program to find novel antibiotics against nonmultiplying bacteria including M. tuberculosis. They have found many compounds which have potency against persistent bacteria.
Biography Updated on 7 February 2013