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Name: Prof. Dr. Martinez Menendez, Jose Luis
Address: Campus U.A.M. Cantoblance
Institution: Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia CSIC
City: Madrid Zip: 29049
Country: Spain Phone:


Research Topics:
The aim of our research is to understand the biology of bacterial opportunistic pathogens, with a major focus on the analysis of the virulence/antibiotic resistance networks. These studies will provide novel tools and strategies for fighting these pathogens. This understanding requires to analyze the populational biology of bacterial clones (are the infective clones the same than the environmental ones?), the mechanisms of diversity and selection of prevalent (succesful) strains, the role of the environment (and environmental changes due to anthropogenic processes) on the selection of clinically-relevant traits like antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants, the molecular basis and regulation of multidrug resistance, and finally to define the networks involved in the regulation of the crosstalk between antibiotic resistance and bacterial virulence.


Organisms studied:
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia


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