Past Events

LSHTM Week | Pre-meeting for Mass Drug Administration and Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

In advance of our planned symposium on MDA and AMR in February 2019, we are inviting anyone interested in discussing how we can shape up this symposium to a one hour meeting during LSHTM Week on 18 Sep, 11-12pm at LG80, Keppel Street. If you’re unable to join in person we can link you remotely, or […]

LSHTM Week | Fever, diagnosis and antimicrobials: the multi-disciplinary FIEBRE study

The symposium will cover the diverse facets of a large multidisciplinary study in sub-Saharan and South East Asia, including: anthropology, paediatric and adult clinical care, antimicrobial resistance, standard and novel diagnostics, approaches to database management, project management and statistical issues   Details Date: Monday, 17 September Time: 14.00 – 16.30 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

Fresh perspectives: Social Research on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Summary This event will bring together researchers who are attending to ‘the social’ in AMR, including anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, artists, philosophers and other related scholars. While many are engaged in productive interdisciplinary work within their every day research, this symposium presents an opportunity for concentration on disciplinary work within the social sciences and humanities. […]

Seminar | The Challenges of Estimating the Burden of AMR

Summary Antimicrobial resistance is widely recognised to be a major threat to global health, but the current burden of disease is difficult to quantify. Estimation of mortality from AMR is needed at national and global levels to inform healthcare providers and policy makers, who need an evidence base for prioritisation of interventions. Underlying challenges to […]

Talk | Global efforts to build AMR surveillance in low resource settings, examples from the Fleming Fund

Date: 17th July, 17:30 – 18:30 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre Speakers: Penny Walker-Robertson and Dr Charles Penn   Summary A brief overview of the UK government’s international policy on AMR and its efforts to tackle AMR globally. Followed by a more detailed exploration of the journey of the Fleming Fund – a £265 million government […]

Short course | AMR: a multidisciplinary approach

Overview This course equips delegates with the knowledge, conceptual frameworks and tools necessary to understand and respond to the complex threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The course learning reflects a One Health perspective that incorporates multiple disciplines, multiple sectors and national and international level considerations. Course dates: 16 – 20 July 2018 At the Sixty-eighth […]

Seminar | A sociology of antimicrobial mis-use and resistance

Summary In the search for solutions to the global problem of antimicrobial resistance, there has been a tendency to focus on ‘how’ we should behave differently (e.g. be more judicious, follow guidelines for best practice) rather than developing a deeper understanding of ‘why’ we act in the ways we do in relation to antimicrobials. In […]

LMPC Meeting | Exploiting parasite weaknesses and drug resistance

London Molecular Parasitology Club Meeting Details Speaker: Terry Smith, University of St Andrews, UK Title: Exploiting parasite weaknesses in lipid and associated metabolism   Speaker: Marcus Lee, Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK Title: Exploiting drug resistance to identify antimalarial targets   Date: 27 June 2018 Time: 18:00 Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

Pathogen Molecular Biology Seminar | Discovery of Bedaquiline – New drug for drug-resistant Tuberculosis

Co-hosted by the AMR and TB Centre Details Speaker: Dr Anil Koul, Department of Antimicrobial Research Janssen R&D, Belgium Chair: Prof Brendan Wren Date: 25 June 2018 Time: 12:45 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

Seminar | Klebsiella pneumoniae population dynamics and antimicrobial resistance

Summary Dr Heinz’ current work focuses on gram-negative bacterial (opportunistic) pathogens; to understand how antimicrobial resistance spreads via mobile elements as well as repeated independent acquisitions of intrinsic mechanisms through changes in the chromosome, and what impact the resistance mechanisms have on the bacterial cell beyond protection from antimicrobials. Part of her work also focuses […]