Photo of Katharina Richter

Biotechnology & medicine

Katharina Richter

Developing innovative treatments against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, showing life-changing impact by improving healthcare for infections
Katharina Richter

Year Honored
2019

Organization
University of Adelaide, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Region
Asia Pacific

Hails From
Australia

Katharina Richter is an enthusiastic biomedical scientist, dedicated to improving therapies against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Joining the war on superbugs she developed and patented two novel treatments and translated them from bench to bedside. With a background in pharmaceutical sciences and a PhD in medicine and applied microbiology, Katharina collaborates with scientists, clinicians and industry partners to ensure real life impact of her work. She initiated two clinical trials in Adelaide, Australia, actively improving public healthcare. Katharina has been recognised by peers, the public and the media as evidenced by 29 awards/prizes, numerous public outreach activities and media engagements around the world.