Dr Vanya Gant

Dr Vanya GantTel: 020 3447 9912
Fax: 020 3447 9211
Email: vanyagant@nhs.net

University College Hospital; Hospital for Tropical Diseases; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Pathology, Clinical microbiology, Microbiology

Professional background

  • Consultant in Microbiology and Infection at UCLH since 2000
  • Divisional Clinical Director for Pathology from 2007 to 2009
  • Divisional Clinical Director for Infection from 2009 - present
  • Senior Lecturer in Microbiology StThomas' Hospital 1994 - 1999

Research interests

  • Infection in the immunosuppressed (not HIV)
  • Infection in Haematological malignancy
  • Invasive fungal Infection
  • Infection in Neurosurgery
  • Infection in Orthopedic surgery
  • Culture and behaviour of Hospital staff in relation to Infection Control
  • Hospital design and infection control
  • Development of alternatives to Alcohol and Chlorine for control of hospital acquired infection
  • Translational implementation of infection control strategies and products


Selected publications (out of > 80, published or in press)


  1. Zumla A, Al-Tawfiq JA, Enne V, Kidd M, Drosten C, Breuer J, Muller M, Hui D, Maurer M, Bates M, Mwaba P, Al-Hakeem R, Gray G, Gautret P, Al-Rabeeah A, Memish Z, Gant V. Rapid Point of Care Diagnostic Tests for Respiratory Tract Infections needs, advances and future prospects. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2014 (11):1123-35.
  1. Respiratory tract infections in the immunocompromised. Godbole G, Gant V. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2013 May;19(3):244-50.
  1. Thwaites GE, Gant V. Are bloodstream leukocytes Trojan Horses for the metastasis of Staphylococcus aureus? Nature Rev Microbiol: 2011 : 9; 215-22. 2011
  1. Tissari P, Zumla A, Tarkka E, Mero S, Savolainen L, Vaara M, Aittakorpi A, Laakso S, Lindfors M, Piiparinen H, Mäki M, Carder C, Huggett J, Gant V Accurate and rapid identification of bacterial species from positive blood cultures with a DNA-based microarray platform: an observational study. Lancet: 2010: 375; 224-30
  1. Gant VA, Wren MW, Rollins MS, Jeanes A, Hickok SS, Hall TJ. Three novel highly charged copper-based biocides: safety and efficacy against healthcare-associated organisms. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Aug;60(2):294-9


The Application of Neural Networks to Clinical Medicine. eds. Dybowski R and Gant VA. 493pp. Cambridge University Press. July 2007. ISBN: 9780521001335

GMC/GDC number: 2649416