Jozsef Soki, PhD Current position and research interests: Dr. Jozsef Soki has graduated as a biologist at the Attila Jozsef University at Szeged in 1989 and earned his PhD degree in medical microbiology at the University of Szeged in 2000. Currently he is working as a Research Associate conducting independent research at the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, University of Szeged, Szeged, HUNGARY. His research interests involves investigations of the molecular mechanisms of the antibiotic resistance and virulence properties of anaerobic pathogens, mainly Bacteroides species, with special emphases on the transferability and carrying genetic elements of these traits and the activation mechanisms of the resistance genes by insertion sequence elements. The main targets are the resistance mechanisms against beta-lactams with the most effective cephamycins and carbapenems, and the anti-anaerobe 5-nitroimidazoles. He is also engaged in examinations of the extra-chromosomal elements of Bacteroides, especially their frequent small molecular weight plasmids. Other issues on human pathogenic bacteria as the improvements of the diagnostics of Clostridium difficile and its toxins are also among his research goals.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2011