Theerthankar Das

University of Sydney

Dr. Theerthankar Das (Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia) is an experienced microbiologist. He joined the University of Sydney after being awarded the prestigious University of Sydney Fellowship in 2015. His primary research focuses on the development of novel strategies to disrupt bacterial biofilms. In recent years, he has won various research funding/grants from Sydney University, Industry, and the Australian Government valued at more than $4.5 million. To date, Dr. Das has authored/co-authored thirty publications, and six book chapters in eminent journals and books and have edited a book and guest editor for Scientific Journal. He is also a reviewer for many high-impact scientific journals. Dr. Das currently supervises Ph.D. students and teaches first-year Medical and Advanced Medical Bacteriology students.

1books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Theerthankar Das

Emerging antibiotic resistance of bacteria is driving us to catastrophic failure of the healthcare system. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one such pathogen that is responsible for causing nosocomial infections, urinary tract infections, cystic fibrosis, otitis media, and infections of wounds and burns. P. aeruginosa is a critical pathogen as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to its intrinsic and adaptive competence to defy antibiotics and persist as a superbug. This book covers a wide array of subjects relevant to bacterial biofilms specifically focusing on P. aeruginosa and associated infections. It provides readers with a clear and comprehensive overview of biofilm formation and associated detrimental impacts. In addition, this book also examines topics related to biosynthesis virulence factors by P. aeruginosa to facilitate biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, and infections.

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