Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Inspiring innovation in AMR research through interdisciplinary and international engagements.

Antibiotic Awareness Week

The AMR Centre is involved with three events during Antibiotic Awareness Week – and we have all you need to know right here!


Monday 13 November: AMR misconceptions twitter chat, 2:00 pm

Join us for a Twitter Chat with expert panellists to myth-bust common misconceptions about antibiotics and resistance. Follow @longitude_prize and @LSHTM_AMR with the hashtag #AntibioticWeekChat to get involved!

Find more information on Longitude Prize Facebook page.


Tuesday 14 November: Superbugs and the Role of Diagnostics, 6:00 pm

For more information, and to register, please use this link: Register


Friday 17 November: The Third Man film and panel discussion, 5:00 pm

Here at the LSHTM building, we will be showing the film The Third Man and talking about how the film depicts the roles of antimicrobials in society and how this has changed today – and there will be a reception afterwards; you can’t have a movie without food!

The plot of The Third Man deals with the use of antibiotics after World War II and how their limited availability demanded high prices and dubious use – but no spoilers! Come along to see the film and understand more about the impact antibiotics have had on society and how this has changed over time.

For more information, and to register, please use this link: Register

The artwork was created for the theatrical re-release of Carol Reed’s The Third Man in the UK in 1999.

Credit: Courtesy of STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd.

The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre

AMR is a threat to life and healthcare globally. With increasing levels of international concern about AMR, we need high quality research and evidence to guide action. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is unique in the breadth of disciplines used to meet this complex challenge. These range from microbiology and clinical medicine to social studies and economics. The School’s Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, launched in 2016, will foster connections between these scientific approaches, generating innovative approaches to science and policy. [More]

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PMDB Seminar | How to make “resistance-proof” antibiotics?

Speaker: Dr Luiz Pedro Carvalho
Mycobacterial Metabolism and Antibiotic Research Laboratory
The Francis Crick Institute

Chair: Dr Teresa Cortes

Date: 16 November 2017

Time: 12.45pm

Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre

Come along!

Upcoming Events

News | New antibiotic class found to be effective against gonorrhoea in the lab

Closthioamide could be an alternative to drugs that are becoming less effective against ‘superbugs’. A route towards a much-needed new treatment for gonorrhoea is a step closer after a new class of antibiotic was found to be effective against the infection in a laboratory setting, according to a study published Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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News | WASH roundtable

In June, the AMR Centre co-hosted a roundtable on the topic of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) with the SHARE Consortium. Bringing together a high-level group of experts from across institutions, including from WHO, DfID, DH, MRC, the World Allicance Against AMR, WaterAid and universities in the UK and Bangladesh, the event was highly productive and achieved its aims to push forward the research agenda for WASH and AMR. The roundtable moved beyond a purely microbiological framing and considered the differential risks and patterns associated with three domains of focus: household and community, Health Care Facilities (HCF), and agricultural settings.

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Where humans and animals collide: Emerging infections and newfound resistance

Read LSHTM's latest feature article: Where humans and animals collide - Emerging infections and newfound resistance

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BLOG | World Malaria Day Symposium

Recent evidence of the emergence of Plasmodium falciparum strains showing reduced susceptibility to the front line artemisinin combination therapies (ACT) in Africa has highlighted the growing problem of antimalarial drug resistance. This symposium, hosted jointly by LSHTM Malaria Centre and Antimicrobial Resistance Centre on April 25th, explored these issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives including molecular biology, clinical medicine, epidemiology, modelling, social sciences, policy and global control efforts. Reported by: Sinwan Basharat, AMR Centre student liaison officer

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VIDEO | Rise and fall of the magic bullet

AMR Centre member Sam Willcocks walks us through the rise and fall of antibiotics, and shows us why we need to think carefully about how we harness new technology so that we can continue to do good.


BLOG | The United Nations AMR Forum

Global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly have signed a declaration that their 193 countries will take steps to rid the world of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It is only the fourth time in the history of the UN that a health topic has been on the General Assembly agenda.

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