Researching the assembly of cell surface appendages in archaea and their role in adhesion and biofilm formation. The model organism we study is the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. We use genetic approaches to identify systems in Sulfolobus that are involved in the assembly of cell surface appendages and biochemically characterize the subunits and their interplay in the assembly process.
I am an assistant professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. I am interested in microbial pathogenesis, microbial and phage genomics, microbiome research, pharmacomicrobiomics, antibiotic resistance surveillance, and virulence gene discovery.
Principal Investigator and Deputy Director of Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore. Member of the editorial boards of Cytoskeleton, eLife, and Faculty of 1000. Winner of the National Science Medal Singapore.
Professor, Wishner Chair of Bio-organic Chemistry. Early development of avidin-biotin technology. Co-discoverer of the cellulosome concept. Editor/Editoral Board: Biotechnology Advances, Biotechnology for Biofuels, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology. Member of Scientific Advisory Board, US-DOE BioEnergy Science Center (BESC). Sarstedt Research Award, The Ulitzky Prize, Fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology and European Academy of Microgiology.
Head of Streptococcus Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory DIseases. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Programme Leader and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK since end of 2008. Previously, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at King’s College London.
Deputy Head of Genomics Department at Naval Medical Research Center, Biological Defense Research Directorate; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Henry M. Jackson Foundation contractor
2011-:Schools of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Bristol: Reader in Microbiology.
2007-2011: as above, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology.
2001-2007: Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford: Guy Newton Senior Research Fellow.
1997-2000: Institute Pasteur, Paris: Postdoctoral fellow.
1996: EMBL, Heidelberg: Postdoctoral fellow.
1991-1995: EMBL, Heidelberg: PhD in Cell Biology
1988-1991: University College, London: B. Sc. in Genetics, 1st class.
Melanie Blokesch holds a PhD degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. After a postdoctoral stay at Stanford University (USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology) from 2005-2009 she joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2009.
Professor in Bioinformatics and Genomics, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar. Awards include BC Innovation and Science Council YI, Canadian Society of Microbiologists Fisher Award, Womenís Executive Network - Canada's Top 100 Women, TR100 award from MIT.
Staff Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley. Associate Editor: Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. Editorial Board: Microbiome.
Regents Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Committee member for Annual Review of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences. Former Section Editor for Journal of Immunology. Recipient of the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist award from the International Union of Immunological Sciences.