Andrea Endimiani, Berne, Switzerland
Andrea received his MD board certification in Medical Microbiology and PhD in Immunopathology at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). He worked at the University of Pittsburgh (2006–2007) under the supervision of David Paterson and then at the Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland (2007–2010) under the direction of his mentor Robert Bonomo.
Andrea Endimiani received his award during the ESCMID Young Investigator Awards Session on 3 April 2012. During the session, he gave his talk: ‘Antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative organisms of animal origin: an emerging problem for human health’.
Andrea Endimiani has constantly managed to combine basic microbiology, epidemiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and molecular tools for
investigating and improving the outcome of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infections. Currently, he works as a clinical microbiologist at
the Institute for Infectious Diseases of the University of Bern, Switzerland. He focuses on biochemistry, molecular biology and epidemiology of ESBLs, AmpCs and carbapenemases detected in Gram-negatives of human and animal origin. He is also developing novel diagnostic techniques to rapidly detect MDR organisms responsible for bacteraemia and is implementing an animal model
of infection to evaluate new antibiotic strategies against MDR Gram-negatives.