PhD Student

Resistance to antibacterial compounds is a major problem nearly all over the world: Asia - Pacific region, Latin America, Europe and North America. This growing problem of resistance to antimicrobials, has driven us to understand the efficacy of synthetic antimicrobial polymers as microbial killing agents. Our research involves understanding the mechanism of action of these antimicrobials against bacteria. The mechanism will be studied at three levels, namely: in vivo – which is biologically relevant but molecular interactions must be logically deduced; in vitro – where molecular detail is good but involves undirected studies which lack biological relevance; and in silico – where there is fine level molecular detail but relevance depends on model.