Dr Adam Roberts

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Adam Roberts has been investigating the fundamental mechanisms of transferable AMR for more than 20 years and, since arriving at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2017, has focussed on translational aspects of AMR research and early stage drug discovery and development. His current research activities include investigations of the molecular genetics of mobile genetic elements and how they contribute to the dissemination of AMR, and the discovery and development of novel antimicrobial natural products and target site identification and resistance development potential of novel molecules within the LSTM’s drug development pipeline. He is also active in exploring alternative, non-traditional, ways of funding antimicrobial research and development. Adam’s research activities are currently funded by the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, UK Research and Innovation, the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) and the European Regional Development Fund. He runs the award winning citizen-science, drug-discovery project Swab and Send, is the Network coordinator of the JPIAMR Network of European and African Researchers on AMR (NEAR-AMR), is a policy advisor on Drug Resistance to the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.