Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Dr. Paul Higgins - Curriculum Vitae

Education and Professional Career

since 2015: Heading the Outbreak Management Laboratory, IMMIH (using NGS for high resolution bacterial typing)
since 2014: Principal investigator. DFG (Forschergruppe); Adaptation and persistence of the emerging pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii
2010-2014: Principal investigator. BMBF-funded project. Investigating the role of efflux pumps in multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
2007-2010: Principal investigator. BMBF-funded project. Mechanism of carbapenem-resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii
2004-2007: Post-doctoral research fellow. CcrAB-mediated excision of SCCmec in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
2003-2004: Post-doctoral research fellow. Role of the efflux pump AdeB in the development of fluoroquinolone resistance
since 2003: University of Cologne; Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene (IMMIH)
2002-2003: Post-doctoral research fellow at University of Düsseldorf investigating the comparative in vivo efficacy of moxifloxacin, levofloxacin and clarithromycin against Streptococcus pneumoniae
1998-2002: University of Edinburgh. PhD Medical Microbiology “Mechanisms of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Acinetobacter spp.”
1994-1998: University of Edinburgh. BSc Hons Medical Microbiology, Degree obtained: 2.1


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