Enas Newire is a molecular microbiologist (Early Career Researcher) focused on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Her research activities focus on AMR emergence and dissemination through Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT) amongst bacteria; particularly, bacterial evolutionary studies, bacterial plasmid transfer and fitness studies, CRISPR-Cas systems identification, anti-plasmid activity and bioinformatic analysis of bacterial genome sequences. Enas currently evaluates new antimicrobials (e.g. synthetic teixobactin analogues) efficacy, resistance and spectrum of anti-plasmid activity.
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 started her Post-Doctoral research at the University of Lincoln in 2019 before joining the University of Liverpool in 2020.
Enas has previously occupied research and academic positions at UCL, AUC and the United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3 (US. NAMRU-3). She handled several molecular and microbiological typing projects and collaborated with lower and middle-income countries (LMIC).
- Principal research interests: Bacteriology/ Plasmids/ CRISPR-Cas/ Bacterial genome bioinformatic analysis.
- Keywords: #fixedterm, AMR, CRISPR-Cas, Anti-plasmid
Prizes or Honours
- ISMIB ECR Pump Priming Award (University of Liverpool, 2022)
- Early Career Researcher Fund (University of Liverpool, 2021)
- ANTRUK small research grants (Antibiotic Research UK, 2019)