BLOG: It’s in the genes AKA Genetic determinants of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and where to find them

A post written by Dr. Sam Willcocks is now live on the Longitude Prize’s blog. Read it here.

Sam is Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) investigating novel antimicrobials and virulence factors. Sam is also the lead for biological and pharmacological sciences within LSHTM’s AMR Centre

The Longitude Prize is a £10m prize fund that will reward a competitor that can develop a  point–of–care diagnostic test that will conserve antibiotics for future generations and revolutionise the delivery of global healthcare. The test must be accurate, rapid, affordable and easy to use anywhere in the world.


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