The unreasonable use of antibiotics has pushed bacteria to develop resistance mechanisms to this type of treatment. This phenomenon, known as antibiotic resistance, is now considered by the WHO as one of the greatest threats to health. The lack of treatment against multi-resistant bacteria ... more
Prof. Dr. Eric Bakker
Université de Genève
is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Geneva. He was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. After his Ph.D. he pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. His independent career started at Auburn University in the U.S.A. and continued at Purdue University in West Lafayette and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, before moving to his current position in 2010. His research interests lie in membrane chemistry and ion transport and extraction processes for innovations in chemical sensing and more recently in photoelectric conversion. He has published more than 230 papers so far, which have been globally cited over 12’000 times. He is the 2014 recipient of the RSC Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science.