Raine Visiting Professor Lecture – 27 September 2019
September 27, 2019
Professor Timothy Atkins
Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL), UK
will present a Lecture entitled:
Bugs and Drugs-Antibiotics therapies for dangerous pathogens
on Friday 27 September at 3.00 pm
at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Professor Tim Atkins is a senior fellow at the Defence Science Technology Laboratories (DSTL) in the UK. Educated at Aberdeen University as an undergraduate he went on to complete a PhD at Imperial College London. Professor Atkins is a technical specialist leader in the chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) division, where he leads a group of 80 scientists investigating novel medical countermeasures to bio threat agents. He is specifically responsible for the content of a programme of work to develop novel medical countermeasures (MCM) to biothreat agents and is the Lead Technical Reviewer for the majority of the programme. The biological MCM programme covers a range of technical specialisms including pre- treatments and therapies, bacterial and viral biothreat agents, high containment working and the development of animal models of infection.
Professor Atkins has expertise in research and development of medical countermeasures to biothreat agents and extensive linkages to external academic and industry groups working in this area. Previously Professor Atkins has been seconded into the Ministry of Defense where he led a team of assessment staff. Currently he holds a visiting position and Exeter University. He has sat as a member of committees ranging from fatal accident investigation to review of grant applications to charitable trusts.