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7th World Congress and Exhibition on Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

London, UK

Sanjib Bhakta


Sanjib Bhakta

University of London and UCL, UK

Biography

Sanjib Bhakta is a full Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry, Strategic Dean (Internationalisation and Partnership) and Programme Director of MRes Global Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Birkbeck, University of London and UCL. His continued research interest in infectious bacterial diseases (funded by Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, UK and EU) is focused on developing novel therapeutics as well as repurposing existing drugs to tackle antibiotic resistance and persistence in tuberculosis (TB), a global health and economic emergency. To date, he has published more than 100 original research articles for a number of internationally acclaimed journals including J. Exp. Med., JBC, Tuberculosis, Biochem. J., JAC, FEBS J, Mol Micro, British Medical Journal, PLOS, J. Med Chem and Nat Sci Report.  

Abstract

Abstract : Repurposing common Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) could potentially reverse intrinsic antibiotic resistance in the TB-causing superbug