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Routine genomic surveillance of MRSA can detect unsuspected outbreaks

The first complete picture of MRSA spread within and between hospitals, GPs surgeries and communities in the east of England, has been revealed through genomic surveillance. Conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and published in Science Translational Medicine, the research has important implications for infection control. […]

One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance

8 of November 2017 5pm – 7pm Royal Veterinary College  Great Hall, Camden, Royal College Street, NW1 0TU   To celebrate the International One Health day, we are delighted to invite you to this free, public evening event that will take place at the Royal Veterinary College in Camden, London. Resistance to antimicrobials is currently one […]

Are you passionate about AMR?

Antimicrobial Resistance Centre Student Liaison Officers Centre Background: The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre aims to help improve and support antimicrobial resistance research at LSHTM and worldwide. Its objectives are to:   Promote and facilitate high quality research into AMR that builds on and exploits disciplinary strengths across LSHTM. Facilitate AMR related funding responses and collaboration […]

LSHTM takes central role in national PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance

In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85M in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge.   Projects led by Professor Alison Grant and Dr Clare Chandler […]

External events you might be interested in

The DRIVE-AB final conference: Revitalizing the antibiotic pipeline, stimulating innovation while driving sustainable use and global access The final DRIVE-AB conference is a high-level event aimed at policy- and decision-makers from across the globe, as well as regulatory and public health experts and economists from institutions including the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the […]

Latest news: External | 14 August 2017

New proposal addresses challenging market dynamics for antibiotics A strategy that combines a market entry reward with population-based payments from insurers could provide the kind of “pull” incentive that US pharmaceutical companies need to bring new high-priority antibiotics to market, according to a new paper by a team of experts from Duke University. [More information] […]

£3.4m funding to develop and implement fresh perspectives on antimicrobial resistance

Two major new projects providing an alternative approach to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to public health have each received £1.7 million grants under the Cross Research Council Tackling AMR Initiative. Both projects, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will look at human relationships with antibiotics and the […]

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. Conducted […]

Seminar blog | How do you solve a problem like resistance?

On 2 August, the AMR Centre was fortunate enough to hear from Dr Catriona Bradshaw about the management of antimicrobial resistance, with a focus on Mycoplasma genitalium. Dr Bradshaw is based at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre where she works as a consultant and holds Associate Professorial positions at the Central Clinical School, Monash University […]

Antimicrobial resistance conference on behalf of Bridging the Gaps, University of Nottingham

The conference We are excited to announce that Bridging the Gaps, at University of Nottingham, have organised a free antimicrobial resistance conference. The conference will include an evening reception, and dinner will be provided. Registration required (see below). When: Thursday 7th to Friday 8th September 2017 Where: A14, Pope Building, University Park campus, The University […]