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Professor Sanjib Bhakta  FRSB

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD (Bose Institute), DPhil (Oxford), PGCHE (London)

Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry
Assistant Dean (Strategic) for Internationalisation and Partnership (Birkbeck School of Science)
One World Festival 2018

Programme Director/Admissions Tutor: MRes Global Infectious Diseases
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
Head of ISMB Mycobacteria Research Laboratory
Honorary Faculty Member, UCL School of Pharmacy, UCL Research Departments of Infection and Structural and Molecular Biology and UCL Institute of Child Health
Antibiotic Action Champion Member of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
BITE-Professorial Fellow in Medical Biosciences
Cipla Distinguished Fellow in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact details

tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6355 (Office)
tel: +44 (0)20 7079 0799 (Lab)
fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6246
Room 303b, Department of Biological Sciences, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

About Professor Sanjib Bhakta

Research highlights

Birkbeck scientists to take part in Duo-India Fellowship Programme to tackle antibiotic resistance [News, November 2019]

Developing new strategies to combat anti-microbial drug resistance [News, July 2019]

Tackling antimicrobial drug resistance in global infectious diseases [News, February 2019]

Birkbeck collaborates with Egyptian university to tackle global infectious diseases [News, October 2018]

Birkbeck scientist honoured by West Bengal State University, India [News, July 2018]

Onions could hold the key to fighting antibiotic resistance [News, January 2018] Research published in Nature Scientific Reports (open access)

I'm a scientist get me out of here! Dr Bhakta was one of the winners in this public engagement project and he shares his experience of talking to young people about science and his research in this blog.

Science Week 2017 Dr Bhakta led the panel discussion following the screening of the documentary, Resistance, which examined the issue of antibacterial resistance - read the blog about film and discussion.

TB project wins BITE title [News, May 2015]

Dr Sanjib Bhakta leads professional and public events to commemorate World TB Day 2015 [News, March 2015]

Mycobacteria Research Laboratory at Birkbeck commemorating World Tuberculosis Day 2014 [News, March 2014]