Scientist: Francesco Imperi

Francesco Imperi profileFrancesco Imperi is Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Science, Roma Tre University, and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Microbiomics at IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy.

He received his PhD in Biological Sciences from Roma Tre University. He has been a FEMS Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK, and Assistant Professor in Microbiology at the Charles Darwin Department of Biology and Biotechnology at Sapienza University of Rome.

His main research interests include the identification and development of novel antibacterial compounds, the study of genetic determinants and molecular mechanisms underlying antibiotic resistance, the identification and characterization of essential genes, the study of cell envelope biogenesis in gram-negative bacteria, and the development of bacterial biosensors for the identification of ant virulence and antibiofilm drugs.

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Interview with Prof. Francesco Imperi on new strategies to fight antimicrobial resistance

When bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to medicines: this is set to become one of the major health threats of the 21st century. Francesco Imperi, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Roma Tre University (Italy), is working on novel strategies to tackle this antimicrobial resistance (AMR), more specifically in multidrug resistant bacterial human ...