Professor Roy Robins-Browne is a medical microbiologist who has made seminal contributions to the field through research and teaching. His research has improved fundamental understanding and clinical management of the diarrhoea-associated bacterial pathogens, coli and Yersinia enterocolitica, as well as other bacteria that infect humans. His teaching has guided a generation of medical and bioscience students.
Professor Robins-Browne’s work has provided new insights into the mechanisms of disease and host pathogen interactions. Practical applications of his research include novel diagnostic methods, widely used therapeutics, research reagents, and new strategies to treat and prevent bacterial infections.