Professor Andres Floto

Professor of Respiratory Biology at Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Professor of Respiratory Biology, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Andres Floto is Professor of Respiratory Biology at the University of Cambridge, a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, and Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. His research is focused on understanding how immune cells interact with bacteria, how intracellular killing and inflammation are regulated and sometimes subverted during infection, how population-level whole genome sequencing can be used to reveal biology of bacterial infection, and how therapeutic enhancement of cell-autonomous immunity may provide a novel strategy to treat multi drug resistant pathogens, particularly M. tuberculosis and Nontuberculous mycobacteria.

Clinically, he specialises in the treatment of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), non-CF bronchiectasis, and infections with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM). He is co-chair of the British Thoracic Society NTM guidelines committee, the joint US CF Foundation-European CF Society (ECFS) NTM Guidelines Group and the ECFS working group on NTM.