Dr Refath Farzana
Refath completed her PhD from Cardiff University, UK (under School of Medicine) in 2020, funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. She is a medicine graduate and therefore, in 2011 she obtained an M.Phil in Medical Microbiology from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. She also awarded an ISID research fellowship (2014) at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research focuses on the genetics and molecular biology of MDR/XDR bacteria and how these impact on patients in low-middle income countries. She is interested to find out possible interventions to preclude the spread of AMR. Currently Refath is working as Scientific Project Manager in Wellcome Trust funded project to understand the impact of COVID-19 on bacterial sepsis, antibiotic consumption and stewardship, and antimicrobial resistance. She is also involved with ‘BURN PROJECT’, a study examining the burden of AMR among the patients with burn sepsis and ‘One Health’ projects in Bangladesh and Laos.