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Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Professor Neil Gow

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Impact) & Professor of Microbiology

  01392 723006


  Geoffrey Pope Building

  School of Biosciences, Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD


I am the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact and Professor of Microbiology at the University of Exeter and part of the MRC Centre of Medical Mycology. Our research speciality is in medical mycology and in particular the study of the structure and immunology of fungi that cause life-threatening infections. I have extensive Wellcome-funded support for my studies of the cell wall of fungal pathogens as a target for the development of antifungal drugs and for immune recognition. A Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society of Edinburgh and American Academy of Microbiology, I have acted as President of four major international societies of mycology and microbiology. I am currently President of the British Society for Medical Mycology. 

Key publications:

Hidden killers: human fungal infections

Antifungal agents: mechanisms of action

Evolution of pathogenicity and sexual reproduction in eight Candida genomes

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Key project:

Antifungal drug target development and antifungal drug resistance.  Structure and immune recognition of the Candida cell wall. Bacterial parasitism of Candida.

External engagement:

Keynote speaker 5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR 5)

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