Professor Till Bachmann

Professor of Molecular Diagnostics and Infection, University of Edinburgh

Till Bachmann is the Deputy Head of Infection Medicine at the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences at Edinburgh Medical School. He is also Director of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases MSc and Biomedical Sciences and PhD programmes at The University of Edinburgh and the Zhejiang University – University of Edinburgh Institute in China. Till has a PhD on biosensors from research at University of Stuttgart and The University of Tokyo and a German Habilitation in Analytical Biotechnology. 

He is an expert in point of care detection of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, conducting research at the interface of biomarkers and rapid diagnostics. Till is coordinator of the UK-India project ‘DOSA – Diagnostics for One Health and User Driven Solutions for AMR’, the JPIAMR-VRI Network AMR Dx Global, succeeding the JPIAMR Transnational Working Group on Rapid Diagnostic Tests. Till fulfils a variety of industrial and institutional advisory roles worldwide. As such he is vice-chair of the JPIAMR Scientific Advisory Board UK AMR Diagnostic Collaborative, panel member for the Longitude Prize on Antibiotics, Scientific Advisory Board member for Devices & Diagnostics under National Biopharma Mission of the Indian BIRAC, and founder of AMR DxC – the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge competition.