Professor Miguel Cámara

Miguel Cámara completed his Fundamental Biology BSc (Hons) Degree at the Complutense University in Madrid (Spain) in 1988. He moved to the University of Leicester where he completed a Biotechnology Diploma in 1989 followed by his PhD in 1992. He was appointed as Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at Nottingham University in 1996 and in 2009 was promoted to Professor of Molecular Microbiology currently in the School of Life Sciences.

He has supervised more than 44 PhDs and has >120 publications in peer reviewed journals (H-index 58). He is also a member of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust Strategic Implementation Board. He has 24 years of expertise in the study of molecular mechanisms of quorum sensing-based control of gene expression in bacteria with an emphasis on biofilms, how the influence the behaviour of polymicrobial communities and their interaction with mammalian hosts and eukaryotic organisms. He has also been working on the identification of novel antimicrobial targets which can be exploited to treat detrimental biofilms and has coordinated several international antimicrobial programs mainly focused on quorum sensing inhibition as the main target.

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