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Dr Adam Varney

MTIF Research Fellow, Microbiology, Omics and antimicrobial drug development

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Genomic Sequencing
  • Genomic Analysis
  • Antimicrobial Research
  • Biosciences
  • Biomedical Sciences


Roles and Responsibilities

Dr. Adam Varney is a Senior Research Fellow at MTIF, specialising in microbiology. His research focuses on antimicrobial drug testing and development, utilising classical techniques, bioreactor models, and advanced omics approaches, including transcriptomics and genomics. He collaborates extensively with transdisciplinary teams and industry partners on projects aimed at novel antimicrobial testing, discovering mechanisms of action for antimicrobials, reducing contamination in medical devices, and transcriptomic and genomic sequencing.

Before joining MTIF, Dr. Varney completed his PhD with a thesis titled “Antimicrobial Efficacy of Ruthenium (II) Polypyridyl Complexes: A Transcriptomic and Phenotypic Analysis of Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens.” He has also held a Flexible Talent Mobility Award as a postdoctoral researcher and received an internal SST-MTIF fellowship as a research fellow in microbiology.

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