5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

9–14 June 2019 • Hong Kong

5th International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

9–14 June 2019 • Hong Kong

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Gerry Wright (Canada)
Professor and Director
Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research
McMaster University 

Gerry Wright received his BSc in Biochemistry (1986) and his PhD in Chemistry (1990) from the University of Waterloo. He pursued his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School, where he spent two years working on the molecular mechanism of resistance to the antibiotic vancomycin in enterococci. In 1993, Dr. Wright joined the Department of Biochemistry at McMaster University. Currently, he holds the Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infection and Anti-Infective Research and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Antibiotic Biochemistry. From 2001-2007 Dr. Wright served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. He is founding director of the McMaster Antimicrobial Research Centre and co-founder of the McMaster High Throughput Screening Facility. Dr. Wright is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the American Academy of Microbiology. He is also the recipient of a number of awards, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research Scientist (2000-2005), Medical Research Council of Canada Scholar (1995-2000), Killam Research Fellowship (2011-1012), Premier’s Research Excellence (1999) and the Polanyi Prize (1993)