Past Events

CRD Upgrading | Towards an understanding of antibiotic use in swine production systems in Thailand

Details Speaker: Angkana Sommanustweechai Supervisors: Shunmay Yeung and Anne Mills Venue: LG08, Keppel Street Date: 17 October Time: 13:00

Seminar | My wife has drug-resistant TB; and what of me and our children?

Co-hosted with the TB Centre Summary The last two decades have seen huge leaps in the recognition and diagnosis of MDR-TB and therapeutic management is gradually catching up. Nevertheless, for an affected household the identification of an individual with MDR-TB using a novel diagnostic and the initiation of an exciting new treatment regimen, is only […]

Seminar | Population genomics of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Summary Kat is currently a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Associate Professor at the University Of Melbourne, and a HHMI-Gates International Research Scholar. Kat went to the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. There she studied the genomics of typhoid fever, under the supervision of […]

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 […]

Seminar | Zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance in One Health studies

Speaker: Prof John Crump, University of Otago (New Zealand) When: Tues 5 Sept 2017, 12:30 – 2:00pm Where: Keppel St. LG81

Seminar | Diagnostics for AMR

Summary Professor Peeling will give an overview of the discussions that went on at the AMR events during the UN General Assembly in New York in Sept 2016, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Jan 2017, and most recently at the WHO World Health Assembly in May 2017.  This will be followed by an interactive […]

Seminar | Mycoplasma genitalium: antimicrobial resistance and implications for management

Summary Mycoplasma genitalium is an established cause of urethritis and cervicitis and has recently been shown to increase the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, spontaneous abortion and pre-term delivery. Lacking a peptidoglycan containing cell wall, M.genitalium has limited susceptibility to currently available classes of antimicrobials and has displayed a marked propensity to develop antimicrobial resistance […]

Seminar | Antiviral drug discovery approaches for flavivirus infections

Summary The Drug Discovery Group at UCL School of Pharmacy are following complementary approaches to identify novel antivirals for Dengue and Zika virus infections. One strand focuses on identifying small molecules that regulate host mechanisms and the alternative concentrates on viral proteins, particularly DENV & ZIKA rdrp. Details Speaker: Dr Richard Angell and Dr Sally Oxenford, UCL When: […]

Seminar | Back to the Future: New insights into the pathogenesis and management of drug resistant TB

Details Speaker: Professor Keertan Dheda, Head of the Division of Pulmonology at University of Cape Town Date: Tuesday 25th July, 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: LG80, Keppel Street   All welcome – if coming from outside the School please dial ext 4798 (before 12noon) at the Reception in Keppel St ( View @ Panopto, and join the conversation #TBseminarQ *********************** […]

Seminar | Mathematical modelling of antimicrobial resistance (or, how important are those chickens?)

Details Speaker: Dr Gwen Knight, Imperial College London When: Tuesday 18th July: 12:45-2:00pm Where: Keppel Street, John Snow A Summary Abstract: The global problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a “wicked” one. To tackle it requires both a one-health, multidisciplinary perspective and a distillation of the drivers within a coherent framework. Increasingly, mathematical modelling is being […]