The University of New South Wales
Prof. Wilcox is a medical microbiologist who has worked for many years in the area of infections of medical devices. His laboratory focuses on development of novel antimicrobials that have applications as antibiotics and disinfectants. His laboratory also develops new antimicrobial coatings that can be used for a variety of purposes, including coating of medical devices to reduce associated infections. His group has taken several of these through to pre-clinical testing, and antimicrobial contact lenses through to Phase III clinical trials. Research studies by Prof. Wilcox have led to the publication of 15 patents and over 520 peer reviewed papers.