Tony Velkov

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

(1) Pharmacology, chemical biology and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of lipopeptide and teixobactin antibiotics;

(2) Novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms;

(3) Pharmacology and neurotoxicology of polymyxin antibiotics;

(4 Development of novel resistance-resistant teixobactin depsi-peptide antibiotics as dry powder and hydrogels formulations for the treatment of multi-drug resistant lung and wound infections;

(5) Systems pharmacology and chemical biology of novel Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) modulator/corrector drugs;

(6) Development of synergistic polymyxin-nonantibiotic combinations against Gram-negative ‘superbugs’.


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