Contributing solutions to a global crisis: Launch of the Edinburgh Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the launch of the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases strategy to address the rising global crisis of antimicrobial resistance.

The symposium will showcase the wide variety of on-going research into AMR at the University of Edinburgh, and will conclude with a panel discussion addressing current and future opportunities for research funding.

The presentations will cover 4 main themes:

  • Global and local epidemiology of AMR
  • Rapid diagnostics for more effective use of antibiotics
  • Underpinning mechanisms of antibiotic resistance
  • Alternatives to antimicrobials for controlling infections

with speakers from acros the University of Edinburgh

  • Rosalind Allen - School of Physics and Astromomy
  • Till Bachmann - Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine
  • Donald Davidson - Centre for Inflammation Research
  • Kev Dhaliwal - PROTEUS Project and Centre for Inflammation Research
  • David Dockrell - Queens Medical Research Institute
  • Ross Fitzgerald - Roslin Institute
  • David Gally - Roslin Institute
  • Gavin Paterson - Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • Thamarai Schneiders - Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine
  • Bartek Waclaw - School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Melissa Ward - School of Biological Sciences
  • Mark Woolhouse - School of Biological Sciences

The full programme is available here.

Panel discussion:

Panel members will be Caroline Harris (MRC), Adam Staines (BBSRC), Alistair Leonard (Office of the Chief Medical Officer, SG), Eleanor Anderson (CARS) and Catherine Burns (Research Support Office, UoE), and will be chaired by Till Bachmann.

Poster sessions:

There will also be poster sessions during the coffee breaks and lunch time, and we encourage all students and postdocs to share their work with fellow attendees.  There will be two rpizes of £50 for the best poster presented by a student and postdoc.

The event will finish with a drinks reception, which all are most welcome to attend!


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