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Till Bachmann is Deputy Head of the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, Reader in Personalised Medicine in Infectious Diseases, and Programme Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases MSc at The 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 novel detection modalities. Till fulfils a variety of industrial and institutional advisory roles worldwide. As such he is coordinator of the JPIAMR Transnational Working Group on Rapid Diagnostic Tests, member of the UK AMR Strategy Diagnostics Sub-Group, Panel Member for the Longitude Prize on Antibiotics, judge for the Discovery Award and EU Horizon Prize on Better Use of Antibiotics, as well as founder of AMR DxC, the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge competition.

Current Research Interests


Current Position

2014 - now       Deputy Head of Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, University of Edinburgh

2014 - now       Programme Director Online MSc Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

2012 - now       Reader in Infectious Diseases in Personalised Medicine, Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine (DIPM), University of Edinburgh (UoE)


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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