Harsh Mathur is a highly motivated, enthusiastic microbiologist with a BSc. (Microbiology) and Ph.D. (Microbiology and Molecular Biology) from University College Cork, Ireland. The title of Harsh’s PhD thesis was: ‘Thuricin CD: a potential therapeutic targeted against Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea.’ The thesis involved the expression of the bacteriocinthuricin CD in a heterologous host, investigation of the immunity mechanisms employed by the bacteriocin producer, efficacy of antimicrobial combinations against C. difficile and insights into the mode of action of thuricin CD. Since completing his PhD in 2014, Harsh has been working as a Research Scientist in Teagasc Food Research Centre, Cork, and the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre Microbiome Institute, Cork, Ireland, primarily working with bacteriocins. Harsh has experience in a wide range of techniques in the life sciences and has a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications in microbiology/molecular biology and experience in securing his own funding for research projects. He has published twice in the prestigious journal ‘Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy’ (American Society for Microbiology) as well as in the journals ‘Gut Microbes’ and ‘Current Protein and Peptide Science.’ Apart from EC Microbiology, Dr Mathur is a reviewer for ‘Gut Pathogens’ (BioMed Central journal) and ‘Reviews in Medical Microbiology’ (Wolters Kluver Health). The posts involve reviewing of academic manuscripts in the microbiology/medical microbiology/molecular biology fields, as well as research articles, case presentations and review articles in the field of medical microbiology, clinical microbiology and nosocomial infections for publication in the journals 'Gut Pathogens' and 'Reviews in Medical Microbiology' respectively. Furthermore, Harsh is an Editorial Board Member for ‘Journal of Biology’ (Austin Publishing group, New Jersey, USA). Harsh has secured funding from the Irish Research Council and Wellcome Trust (UK) and has received awards from the Society of General Microbiology (UK).
Microbiology and Molecular Biology; Medical Microbiology; Clinical Microbiology and Nosocomial Infections.