Professor Matthew Holden

Professor Matthew Holden is a COG-UK Principal Investigator at Public Health Scotland where he is a Whole Genome Sequencing Advisor. He is also a Professor of Bacterial Genomics in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews, and honorary consultant with NHS National Services Scotland. Professor Holden runs a group focusing on experimental and translational genomics and is a genomics lead on the Scottish Healthcare Associated Infections Prevention Institute consortium. His research interests include the survival and evolution of MRSA, the genetic basis of antibiotic resistance, and the application of genomics in clinical setting to combat hospital-associated infections.