Matthew Bates

Masters of converting coffee into customer satisfaction


University of Lincoln, UK & HerpeZ

Research interests: Diagnostics, clinical trials, infectious diseases & global health

Bio: Matthew is a senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Lincoln (U.K) and founding director of HerpeZ in Zambia. His MSc and PhD training were in molecular virology (herpesviruses) but much of his early post-doctoral work was on tuberculosis. Currently funded research projects cover emerging infections, TB and cytomegalovirus (EDCTP) and neonatal sepsis (BMGF). His research group in Lincoln work on diagnostic development and molecular epidemiology in partnership with the HerpeZ team in Zambia, and with other collaborating African sites. Matthew is a busy educator, teaching on BSc, MBBS and MSc programmes, in addition to supervising PGR students. He is passionate about promoting career development of LMIC scientists, with many of his former mentees now in leadership roles.