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Dr Sacha Pidot

Dr Sacha Pidot

Dr Sacha Pidot

(03) 9035 3129 | [email protected]

Postdoctoral Researcher
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections, Tuberculosis, Emerging Infections
Discovery Research, Genomics
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Stinear Group

Dr Sacha Pidot is a molecular microbiologist with interests in identifying how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and how we can identify and develop new antimicrobials. He is a postdoctoral researcher working under the direction of Associate Professor Tim Stinear. 

  • Key Achievements
    • Sacha completed his PhD at Monash University in 2011 working on Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes debilitating skin infections. He followed this with a two-year postdoctoral period in chemical biology at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Germany. During this time, he was part of a team that discovered a novel antibacterial molecule produced by bacteria that grow in the absence of oxygen. Since then, he has focused his attention on identifying antibiotic resistance mechanisms used by bacteria, as well as hunting for new sources of antibacterials. 

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    Research Groups
    • Stinear Group

      Tim’s group’s research addresses priorities across four connected themes that including hospital superbugs, pathogenic mycobacteria, natural product discovery and public health genomics that aim to understand and contain the spread of bacteria causing serious human disease. 

      Lab Team

      Stinear Group

      • Postdoctoral Researcher
      • Postdoctoral Researcher
      • Jessica Porter
        Research Assistant
      • Kirstie Mangas
        PhD Student
      • Andrew Buultjens
        PhD Student
      • Andre Mu
        Research Officer

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