Bryan Wee


Bryan is a postdoctoral researcher working on the multi-disciplinary collaborative STARCS project (Selection and Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance in Complex Systems), supported by the Medical Research Council, UK and the EU Joint Programming Initiative on Anti-Microbial Resistance. STARCS aims to tackle the impending threat of anti-microbial resistance by understanding the transmission of genetic AMR determinants in bacterial populations from and within different types of environments.

From 2016 to 2018, he was a postdoc with Professor Ross Fitzgerald at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, using whole genome sequencing data to study the evolution of important bacterial pathogens including Legionella and Staphylococci.

Bryan completed his undergraduate studies majoring in Zoology at the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). He then went on to do his Masters and PhD at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia with Dr Scott Beatson in the field of bacterial genomics. During his PhD, he investigated the co-evolution of a family of mobile genetic elements within gamma-Proteobacteria (Legionella and Pseudomonas). He then worked as a research associate with Dr Willa Huston on the genomics of Chlamydia trachomatis at the Queensland University of Technology.

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