Professor Paul Williams


Professor of Molecular Microbiology


Molecular microbiology
Quorum sensing

Center for Biomolecular Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 1159515047

FEMS Expert: Professor Paul Williams

member of EAM

Paul Williams is Professor of Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham U.K. He graduated in pharmacy prior to a Ph.D in microbiology.  From 1996-2008 he was Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation and  Head of the School of Molecular Medical Sciences (2008-2013).  His research interests focus primarily on the regulation of gene expression in bacteria through cell-cell communication (quorum sensing) and the development of novel antibacterial agents and bacterial attachment resistant polymers. He has published over 300 research articles, reviews and patents and served on the editorial/advisory boards of Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology Microbiology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Biofilms, International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology. He has also been a member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council U.K. (Plants and Microbes Committee), the Medical Research Council (MRC) U.K. Advisory Board, the MRC College of Experts, the Infection Group of the Microbiology Society (UK). He is currently a member of the MRC Infection and Immunity board and is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator.