Dr. Docquier is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Siena (Department of Medical Biotechnologies) and has an educational background in biochemistry. His current research interests focus on the mechanism of resistance to antimicrobial agents in Gram-negative bacteria. His contribution in the field has been recognized by several academic awards. In collaboration with Industry and Academia, he has contributed several studies aiming at the preclinical characterization of novel antimicrobials and/or beta-lactamase inhibitors. Dr. Docquier is member of the editorial board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ASM Press, Washington DC, USA) and member of the editorial advisory board of Biochemical Pharmacology (Elsevier, Oxford, UK).