Prof Les Baillie
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Prof Les Baillie is using bees in an attempt to find new drugs to treat hospital infections because of the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria - 20 April 2015.
Dr Tina Joshi from the School of Pharmacy and Dr Jonny Lees from the School of Engineering attended the event to showcase their joint research on 'Microwave enhanced detection of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria'. March 2015
Anthrax vs Bacteriophage: Episode 1 - A visual introduction to the main purpose of the AEDnet project.
Professor Baillie graduated Bachelor of Sciences from Plymouth University in 1982. He obtained an MPhil (part time) from the University of the West of England in 1991 and his PhD (part time) from the University of Sheffield in 2001.
The focus of my research is to understand the biology of Bacillus anthracis the causative agent of anthrax. My research efforts can be broadly divided into the following areas:
- Host immune responses
- Therapeutic antibodies
Joint Coordinator of the School's Drug Delivery & Microbiology Research Discipline
Professor Baillie's team have identified a number of Welsh honeys with antibacterial activity. Early results have been promising, and Professor Baillie has appealed to beekeepers from across the UK to send in samples of their honey.
Professor Les Baillie leads a team including the Queen's University of Belfast, Ercisyes University Turkey, National Center for Disease Control in Georgia, the Defence Science Technology Laboratory in Porton Down and the US Army Medical Research Inst. Fort Detrick, MD
Contributes to PH2204 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Clinical
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