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Professor Till Bachmann is the Deputy Head of Infection Medicine, Personal Chair of Molecular Diagnostics and Infection at the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences at Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh. 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 including for COVID-19. Till is the coordinator of the UK-India project ‘DOSA - Diagnostics for One Health and User Driven Solutions for AMR’, and the JPIAMR-VRI Network AMR Dx Global, succeeding the JPIAMR Transnational Working Group on Rapid Diagnostic Tests. Till has extensive teaching leadership experience as is currently University of Edinburgh Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the Zhejiang University – University of Edinburgh Institute in China, as well as Programme Director of two PhD and one MSc Programme.  Till is Editor of the journal JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance and fulfils a range of industrial and institutional advisory roles worldwide. As such he is vice-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), panel member for the Longitude Prize on Antibiotics, Scientific Advisory Board member of CARB-X (Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator), of BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) for Devices & Diagnostics under National Biopharma Mission of the Department of Biotechnology of the Indian Government, and the German Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques.



2019 - now   Professor and Personal Chair of Molecular Diagnostics and Infection, University of Edinburgh


2020 - now   Director UoE Postgraduate Programmes Zhejiang University - University of Edinburgh


2015 - now   Programme Director Online MSc Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


2014 - now   Deputy Head of Infection Medicine/Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, UoE




2012 - 2018    Reader in Infectious Diseases in Personalised Medicine, University of Edinburgh


2012 - 2015     Scientific Programme Director, Mölnlycke Health Care Scotland Ltd.

2007 - 2012     Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Biochip Research, DPM UoE

2006 - 2007     Head of Research Group Biochip Diagnostics, Division of Pathway Medicine (DPM), University of Edinburgh. Project Leader of ITI Techmedia BioSensing Platform

2004 - 2006     Privatdozent (Professorial Grade C1 + Habilitation; Associate Professor equivalent) and Head of Working Group Analytical Biotechnology / Biosensors at the Institute of Technical Biochemistry (ITB), University of Stuttgart (UoS)

2004                Habilitation at Faculty Geo- and Biosciences of the University of Stuttgart

2001 - 2004     Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (Professorial Grade C1; Assistant Professor Equivalent) and Head of Working Group Analytical Biotechnology / Biosensors. ITB UoS

1999 - 2001     Head of Working Group Analytical Biotechnology/Biosensors at ITB UoS Habilitand (Grade BATIIa; Lecturer equivalent).

1995 - 1999      PhD (summa cum laude) “Development of Disposable Sensors for Rapid Multianalyte Detection: Acetylcholinesterase and Microbial Biosensors“ at ITB, UoS; visiting scientist at University of Tokyo (Prof. Isao Karube), University of Perpignan, Cranfield University

1988 - 1994      Study of Technical Biology at Stuttgart University (Graduation as Dipl. Biologist) and Diplomarbeit (Master thesis) at Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH (National Research Centre for Biotechnology)

Administrative Roles

Deputy Head of Division, Division of Infection & Pathway Medicine


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