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Funding call: Understanding the challenge of resistance in agriculture

  BBSRC: Understanding the challenge of resistance in agriculture The aim of this highlight call is to stimulate innovative research to understand and help address the development in weeds, pests, parasites or pathogens of resistance to agents used for countering them. [Link]

Funding call: Longitude Prize Discovery Awards

    The Discovery Awards are small seed grants to help teams and individuals further develop their ideas for the Longitude Prize. This seed funding aims to help registered teams move their ideas forward, as well as to broaden the range of innovators competing for the Prize by encouraging new teams to enter the race. [Link] […]

Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2018: Call for Abstracts

  The Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2018 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29 January – 3 February 2018. The theme for PMAC 2018 is “Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases”. The abstract submission for PMAC 2018 is now open and will close on March 31, 2017 at 4.00 PM (Thailand local […]

First recorded cases of frontline malaria drug failing to treat UK patients

New parasite strains hinting at potential drug resistance are a warning for Africa. A drug which is highly effective at treating malaria and commonly used in the UK, failed to cure four patients who contracted the disease while visiting Africa, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The UK patients, who all recovered […]

Rapid diagnostic tests for targeting antimicrobial treatment

In many countries, the majority of antimicrobials are acquired outside of the formal health sector, from small shops and informal providers. The appeal to include these shops in stewardship campagins is strong. However, a qualitative study published this week by anthropologist Eleanor Hutchinson and colleagues at LSHTM adds a note of caution on the complexities […]

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 […]

Interdisciplinary, international, and interconnected: Research at the LSHTM Antimicrobial Research Centre seeks to inspire through integration

  The newly launched Antimicrobial Resistance Centre at the LSHTM seeks to pioneer interdisciplinary research and guide action on AMR, one of the most significant challenges to global health today. At the AMR Centre launch event, researchers came together to illustrate current work, and stimulate new projects. Introductory reviews by Professor Anne Mills, Dr Richard […]

Report: AMR surveillance in low- and middle-income countries

Antimicrobial resistance is considered the greatest threat to global health security, but our data on its prevalence remain scanty, especially in low- and middle-income countries where the burden of infectious disease is highest. To address the need for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance, the World Health Organisation has developed the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS). However, […]

New AMR Centre report: Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance through Social Theory

It is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, when the World Health Organisation campaigns for the topic of antimicrobial resistance to be on the lips of the public, health workers and policy makers. This year’s theme ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care’ carries apparently simple messages: (1) it reminds us that these substances are a precious resource and that […]

AHRC AMR pre-call announcement

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has just announced a pre-call based on AMR and the built / indoor environment. The Research Councils are working together on a cross-council initiative to tackle AMR. Four themes have been identified as areas for research activity across the Council remits and a number of funding calls have […]