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Peter Andrew

Peter Andrew

Scientific Advisory Panel

Peter Andrew is Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and head of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester. His B.Sc. and Ph.D., from the University of Wales, were in plant and microbial biochemistry but his research interest in infectious diseases began in 1976 after moving to the scientific staff of the MRC at its Tuberculosis Unit at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. He moved to Leicester in 1984. The focus of his research is the response of bacterial pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Listeria monocytogenes) to their environment (within infected individual and the external environment) and the response of the host to infection. His research covers both fundamental and applied aspects, including drug discovery and vaccine development. He is actively and widely involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in microbiology, immunology and medicine. Additionally he is a visiting professor at the University of the Algarve, Portugal where he teaches on a variety of postgraduate programmes. He is a member of the Society of General Microbiology.