Professor Mark Schembri

Professor Mark Schembri is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is also Deputy Director of the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre. His research is in the field of molecular microbiology and bacterial pathogenesis. His specialist interest is in the area of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), with a focus on the genetics, genomics and virulence of multidrug resistant UPEC clones, and the role of cell-surface factors in UPEC adhesion, aggregation, biofilm formation and colonisation of the urinary tract. Professor Schembri has published >190 papers, including seminal research discoveries on the role of UPEC adhesins in disease and the evolution of the recently emerged and globally disseminated multidrug resistant UPEC ST131 clone. His research papers have been cited >13,000 times.