Research Grant Awardees in 2020


Joanne Karen Hobbs
University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

ESCMID / FEMS RECIPIENT

Project: The prevalence and burden of antibiotic tolerance among Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates associated with persistent infections

Rémi Planes
Institute of Pharmacology & Structural Biology (IPBS), Toulouse, France

Project: Deciphering how ferroptosis drives Pseudomonas exotoxin U-dependent pathology

Ciaran Kelly
Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Project: The use of synthetic small bacterial RNA mimics to tackle antibiotic resistance

Luke Allsopp
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Project:
 Competitive dominance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Amelieke Johanna Hendrina Cremers
Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Project:
Genomic epistasis of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae

Pilar Domingo-Calap
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Valencia, Paterna, Spain

Project:
 Isolation and characterisation of novel Klebsiella pneumoniae phages as a tool for phage therapy against resistant strains

Maxime Pichon
Hopitaux de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

Project: 
Gastric cartography of Helicobacter pylori resistome and virulome in association with therapeutic failure in humans

Angharad Green
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Project:
 Understanding the differential metabolic requirements of Streptococcus pneumoniae for nasopharyngeal colonisation versus lung and systemic disease

Delaney Burnard
University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia

Project:
Exploring the epidemiology and variation of the virulence factor BimABM and antimicrobial resistance within Burkholderia pseudomallei in Australia

Mathieu Blot
François Mitterrand University Hospital, Dijon, France

Project:
Impact of Sirt-1 on mitochondrial recovery, innate immune response and outcome during pneumonia

Maria Letizia Di Martino
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Project:
Revealing the Shigella flexneri epithelial invasome in a human enteroid infection model

Bieke Tack
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium

Project:
Towards evidence-based treatment of children with non-typhoidal Salmonella bloodstream infection in sub-Saharan Africa

Paula Jorge
University of Minho Centre of Biological Engineering, Braga, Portugal

Project:
Tailored therapy for COPD polymicrobial pneumonia: nano-based multi-drug particles validated in a “quasi-vivo” air-liquid interface 3D model

Michael Beeton
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Project:
 A novel ‘Trojan horse’ approach to delivering antimicrobial peptide nucleic acids to Mycoplasma genitalium

Alejandro Couce
Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Project:
Understanding the evolvability of drug-resistance enzymes under strong mutational biases

Aneesh Thakur
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Project:
Designing a self-administrable and thermostable dry powder tuberculosis subunit vaccine for inhalation: Optimizing adjuvant and pulmonary administration

Pedro Tiago Cardoso Curto
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology - University of Coimbra, Cantanhede, Portugal

Project:
Deciphering the Rickettsia toolbox to hijack the host

Lonneke Alette van Vught
Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Project:
 PREMISE: Precision medicine in sepsis

Marte Singsås Dragset
Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain

Project:
Genome-wide identification of mycobacterial host pathway-specific virulence genes using Drosophila melanogaster

Nadine Bayer
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Project:
Mapping microbiome dynamics for early risk stratification of GVHD development after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Hugo Oliveira
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Project:
Viral-Based Bioconjugation Platform (ViBBiP) for vaccines development against bacterial pathogens

Laura Judith Marcos Zambrano
IMDEA Food, Madrid, Spain

Project:
Profiling host-microbiome interactions in non-responding Celiac Disease symptoms persistence

Aurélie Crabbé
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Project:
Exploring the potential of personalized metabolic profiling to evaluate and boost antibiotic activity

Ana P. Tedim
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca, Valladolid, Spain

Project:
Improving detection of Blood Stream Infections and antibiotic resistance genes by next generation PCR

Kathy Raven
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Project:
 Would routine clinical E. faecium sequencing be a useful adjunct to current infection control procedures?

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