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Dr Danish Malik Receives University Fellowship

August 16

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Fellowships are a formally approved leave of absence, either on a full time or part time basis, in order for academic staff to progress research or be involved in large scale projects which would normally be difficult to facilitate due to individual workloads.

Dr Malik, Senior Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department, is one of only five academic staff from across Loughborough University who have been chosen to receive this opportunity; one of two staff out of the five chosen to receive a Fellowship are from the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering.

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Dr Malik (pictured left) will be conducting Anti-microbial research and had this to say about his forthcoming challenge:

 "Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat to human health, both by compromising our ability to cure ‘ordinary’ infections, and by reducing the capacity to treat infections that arise following routine treatments including for example surgery, kidney dialysis and cancer therapy.

The fellowship is timely as it will allow me to focus on my research developing a biotechnology led research programme related to AMR, exploring new research areas that have high potential for exploitation: these include focusing on bacteriophage (viruses that kill multidrug resistant bacteria in a specific manner) and phage related applications; new technologies for identifying resistant bacteria to underpin diagnostics development (e.g. using bacteriophages or phage derived proteins for specific and sensitive detection); scale-up and manufacture of novel non-antibiotic biotherapeutics; the effective delivery of existing antimicrobial agents (encapsulation and controlled release e.g. for treating infections). Applications for the research are diverse including human and animal health as well as food safety and environmental remediation."

For further information in regard to AMR research at Loughborough, please follow this link: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/amr/about/

 

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