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Fabio is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow here in CBS and he is working in the group of Weng Chan in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology in the School of Pharmacy. Before he came to Nottingham, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Padua, Italy. After a one-year course in Industrial Microbiology and one year working as analytical chemist in a biotechnology company in Italy, he went to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology of Jena, Germany for his PhD studies on the “biosynthesis of hydrocarbons in algae”.

After that, he moved to Portugal, to study at the seaside near Lisbon, where he performed investigations towards the autoinducer-2 systems of bacterial communication, which enable bacteria to “communicate” interspecifically. After finishing his first Postdoc, he joined the group here in January 2012, which at that time just received a MRC grant between Weng Chan and Paul Williams. This made it possible for him to carry on with his research on molecules for bacterial communication. His project focuses on modifying the communication molecules bacteria use to develop new treatments against bacterial infections, which cannot be treated with common antibiotics.

Read the interview with Fabio.

Posted on Monday 7th September 2015

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