DVM, PhD, Dip ECVPH - Copenhagen / St Kitts (St Kitts et Nevis).
Luca Guardabassi is a microbiologist and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St Kitts, West Indies and Adjunct Professor at the University of Copenhagen.
He graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa in 1994, obtained his PhD in Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen in 2000 and became de-facto Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) in 2005. He was associate professor, then professor in Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiosis at the University of Copenhagen from 2005 to 2015.
His research interests focus on improving understanding of the evolution and epidemiology of multidrug-resistant bacteria of clinical or zoonotic interest and on development of new strategies for diagnosis, therapy and prevention of bacterial infections in animals. He has published 5 book chapters and over 110 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. He is also Editor of the book Guide to Prudent Antimicrobial Use in Animals, published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2008.
He is currently principal investigator of a One Health interdisciplinary research centre for control of antibiotic resistance (UC-Care) and coordinator of an EU Initial Training Network in the area of antimicrobial drug R&D (TRAIN-ASAP). He is also chairman of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM), member of international veterinary committees for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (CLSI and VetCAST ) and of national and international working groups for antimicrobial guidelines in veterinary medicine, and section editor for the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance.