Mark Blaskovich (He/Him)Director of Translation, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
- Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
About Mark Blaskovich
Professor Mark Blaskovich is an ‘antibiotic hunter’ and Director of Translation for the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland. A medicinal chemist with 15 years of industrial drug development experience, since 2010 he has been developing new antibiotics, non-antibiotic therapies and diagnostics to detect and treat resistant bacterial and fungal infections. He co-founded the Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD), a global ‘crowdsourcing’ antibiotic discovery initiative, and has led multiple industry collaborations focused on antibiotic development. He is also Director of a recently established ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance.
Interests: medicinal chemistry, antibiotic discovery, bacterial imaging