Enas Newire is a molecular microbiologist (early career researcher) with an extensive antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and bacterial whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis experience.
Enas received her BSc in Biology from the American University in Cairo (AUC), MSc in Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and PhD in Microbial Diseases from University College London (UCL) in 2018. After her PhD fellowship, Enas worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Lincoln.
Enas has also occupied research and academic positions since 2004 at the United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3 (US. NAMRU-3), AUC and UCL. She handled several molecular and microbiological typing projects and collaborated with lower and middle-income countries (LMIC).
Her research activities focus on the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance amongst bacteria; particularly, bacterial evolutionary studies, bacterial plasmid transfer and fitness studies, natural bacterial immune systems (CRISPRs) analysis and bioinformatic analysis of bacterial genome sequences.
Enas is currently focusing on evaluating new synthetic teixobactin analogues efficacy, resistance and spectrum of activity.
- Principal research interests: Molecular microbiology / bacteriology / WGS analysis.
Prizes or Honours
- Early Career Researcher Fund (University of Liverpool, 2021)
- ANTRUK small research grants (Antibiotic Research UK, 2019)