WH Pierce 2017: Brendan Gilmore

Controlling Biofilms: Probing the Future, Mining the Past

Professor Brendan Glimore, Queen's University Belfast, was awarded the prize in 2017 for his research which illuminates the mechanistic and biochemical pathways central to the process of microbial biofilm formation and to uncover novel targets for prevention of microbial biofilms particularly ‘druggable’ protease targets; spanning medicinal chemistry, microbiology, chemical biology, and synthetic chemistry directed toward antimicrobial and anti-biofilm applications.