Jacob is the Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO) Manager, Imperial College London.
The Department of Health and Social Care funded CAMO to provide state-of-the-art research facilities and consolidates multidisciplinary academic excellence, clinical expertise, Imperial’s NIHR/Wellcome funded Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and partnerships with the NHS, to support and deliver innovative research on antimicrobial optimisation and precision prescribing.
Jacob works directly with Director of CAMO, Professor Alison Holmes, liaising with collaborators within Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and other external bodies. Jacob is based at the Hammersmith campus, within the Section of Adult Infectious Disease, Department of Infectious Disease.
Jacob has a a background in microbiology, tissue engineering and has a PhD in stem cell research in mineralised tissues. He worked as a technical staff in a cancer biorepository for two years before becoming a Laboratory Manager at Imperial College.
Jacob was Laboratory Manager for nearly five years before becoming CAMO Manager, at the time taking on roles including Containment Level 3 (CL3) Suite Manager, Radiation Protection Supervisor and Laser Safety Officer. He is also a Mental Health First Aider and a member of the Department of Infectious Disease's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee.