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Antimicrobial resistance: environments, evolution and transmission networking workshop- 3rd July 2015 in Dundee

03-Jul-2015

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. The second of these workshops will be held in Dundee.

 

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 holding three interdisciplinary networking workshops to bring together researchers from all career stages.  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

 

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.