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Antimicrobial resistance: environments, evolution and transmission

03-Jul-2015

Antimicrobial resistance: environments, evolution and transmission, 3 July 2015: Register by 12 May for a FREE place at the event at CLS

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) chose Dundee to hold one of 3 national events (the others are in London and Nottingham) on:

Antimicrobial resistance: environments, evolution and transmission

This is one the most important topics in Life Sciences, Medical and Agricultural research and the Partnership particularly wants to encourage participation by early career researchers. AMR is a priority area for future MRC, BBSRC and EPSRC funding. 

The application/registration for free places (by 12th May) can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X2RSK2

The schedule for the event in Dundee, which will be held in the College of Life Sciences is:

University of Dundee, Friday 3 July 2015

Chaired by Professor Mike Ferguson, University of Dundee.

12.30 – 13.15  Networking lunch

13.15 – 13.25  Welcome from the Chair

13.25 – 13.45  AMR Cross-Council Initiative Research Council representative (TBC)

13.45 – 14.30  Multidisciplinary and health informatics approaches to tackling AMR, Dr Charis Marwick, University of Dundee

14.30 – 14.50  Coffee break

14.50 – 15.35  Antibiotic resistance genotype-phenotype association: from discovery  to clinical implementation, 

Professor Julian Parkhill, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

15.35 – 16.50  Poster-facilitated networking

16.50 – 17.00  Closing remarks

17.00 – close   Networking reception

More about the event:

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is holding three interdisciplinary networking workshops to bring together researchers, from all career stages, who have an interest in fundamental or translational research relating to the evolution and transmission of AMR.

AMR is a global health threat. A better understanding of how different environments, and their uses, affect the evolution and transmission of resistance is key to tackling AMR. These environments include: animal and human host tissues; hospitals and urban environments; and agricultural and natural settings. 

Multidisciplinary research and knowledge exchange across medicine, the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, social sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences will be vital for closing this knowledge gap and translating research into applications to tackle AMR. 

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance is a collaboration between  Society for General MicrobiologyBiochemical SocietySociety of BiologySociety for Applied MicrobiologyBritish Pharmacological Society, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Why attend?

- Network with other researchers in your region who work on different aspects of AMR in your own field and other scientific disciplines.

- Learn about the funding options and routes available to AMR researchers, including Theme 3 of the AMR Cross-Council Initiative.

- Meet both early-career researchers and established researchers in the field. 

- Link up with researchers across the UK.

- Find out what learned societies are doing to tackle AMR and how they can help you increase the impact of your research. 

Workshop Programmes

There will be three workshops in 2015:

- London 25 June 2015

- Dundee 03 July 2015

- Nottingham 07 July 2015

Pleased do apply for a free place and come and hear more about AMR - its threats to human and animal health and the opportunities to tackle it through interdisciplinary research.