Dr Uli Klumper is a medical microbiologist working on a project to develop an international environmental antimicrobial resistance surveillance strategy.
His research focuses on the spread of and selection for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbial communities. Throughout his career, he has developed and applied novel approaches to identify ecological and evolutionary factors and processes shaping the environmental resistome.
Other research interests involve microbial interactions with microplastic and heavy metals.
Uli joined the University of Exeter in 2015 as a postdoctoral research fellow on an MRC/BBSRC funded project on selection for AMR at sub-therapeutic antibiotic concentrations.
In 2017 he obtained a Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme, during which he provided evidence that selection for AMR is reduced when focal species are embedded within a complex natural community.
Previously, Uli completed his BSc and MSc in Water Science at University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, followed by a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Microbiology at the Technical University of Denmark. This doctoral research focused on the fluorescent visualization and quantification of horizontal transfer of resistance genes between bacterial strains.