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Professor Andrew McBain (B.Sc., Ph.D.) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Microbiology

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2360


Room 3.129, Stopford Building
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Manchester,
Manchester, M13 9PT

Fax: 0161 275 2396




After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 1993, I moved to the University of Cambridge to study for a Ph.D. in medical microbial ecology with the MRC at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Since 1999, my research at Manchester has focused on the responses of biofilms to antimicrobial treatments and the interaction of microorganisms colonising the skin, nasopharynx, oral cavity and intestine with the human host in health and disease. I have successfully supervised or co-supervised over 20 Ph.D. students.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Editor: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 

Member of: American Society for Microbiology, Society for Applied Microbiology, International Association for Dental Research.


  • 1997 Ph.D. Medical Microbial Ecology (University of Cambridge)
  • 1993 B.Sc. Microbiology, First Class (Celltech Prize) (University of Liverpool)


  • The Public (year 2) (PHAR 20400)
  • Medicines into Practice (PHAR40100)
  • The Drug Development Workshop (PHAR30100)