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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Prof. Andrey Karlyshev

School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: Professor of Microbiology


Undergraduate degree in Chemistry (speciality: Chemistry of Natural Compounds). Graduate project on regulation of enzymatic activity of restriction endonucleases by DNA intercalating compounds (actimomycin and distamycin). PhD project on Immunogenetics (cloning of a mouse plasmacytoma IgG gene fragment). Studies on virulence factors of various bacterial pathogens (Yersinia, Aeromonas and Campylobacter). Over 70 publications in high-ranking peer reviewed journals (including Nature) attracting over 300 citations annually. Book chapters and patents.

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Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2001 - 2002 Professional Accreditation in Teaching in Higher Education Course (Institute of Education, London, UK)
  • 1976 - 1981 PhD in Molecular Biology (Institute of Molecular Biology)
  • 1970 - 1976 BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (Moscow State University)

Research Interests

* bacterial functional genomics
* host-pathogen interaction and virulence factors
* protein secretion
* gene regulation and stress response
* cell surface structures
* bacterial proteases
* novel antibacterial drugs

Teaching Area

Molecular Biology Medical Microbiology

Other Professional Activity

- American Society of Microbiology, USA (since March 2005)
- The Higher Education Academy, UK (since May 2004)
- Society for General Microbiology, UK (since July 1999)
Reviewer: research articles and grant applications
Editor: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Editor: Advances in Life Sciences; Scientific & Academic Publishing, USA


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