Dr Mike Manefield
University of New South Wales
Mike is a microbiologist with an interest in applying ecological theories to medical and environmental applications alike. Mike commenced postgraduate studies in microbiology at UNSW exploring novel ways of controlling bacterial infections. His approach was to interfere with bacterial communication systems using compounds extracted from an Australian seaweed. Mike’s work on jamming bacterial communication led to the acquisition of a patent and the establishment of the successful biotechnology company, Biosignal Pty Ltd, which is listed on the Australian stock exchange.