Christopher Dowson is a professor of microbiology at Warwick University, UK and a Director of Antimicrobial Discovery Solutions Ltd.
His research interests encompass evolution, epidemiology and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, much of which underpins academic, industrial open-source and for-profit, multitargeting antibiotic discovery programmes.
A particular focus has been to better understand how penicillin targets bacteria. Christopher has led several multinational research consortia and helped establish a multidisciplinary doctoral training programme to tackle drug-resistant infections (Medical Research Foundation, UK). Christopher has also been involved with philanthropic fundraising regionally and with the antibiotic discovery charity Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK).