Research Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Social and Biological Dimensions

Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre

When: Jun 06, 2017 from 08:30 AM to 04:45 PM

Where: Clare College, Gillespie Centre, Cambridge.

What: A one day interdisciplinary meeting bringing together humanities and biomedical researchers working across Cambridge and beyond on the global challenge of tackling Antimicrobial Resistance.

Overview: Superbugs that are resistant to all antibiotics are threatening many of the key advances of modern medicine. Recognizing that antibiotic resistance is a global problem, but that antibiotic use also has the greatest effects locally, this meeting will consider both biological and human dimensions, aiming to provide insight into current research on how different environments (animal and human host tissues, hospitals, urban, and agricultural environments) affect the evolution and transmission of resistance, and discussing novel interventions to tackle the AMR challenge, including innovative approaches to reducing societal demand, novel approaches to drug design, biologics and vaccines.

This one day meeting will take place at Clare College, Gillespie Centre, University of Cambridge CB3 9AJ.

Bringing together a researchers across the Cambridge campus, affiliated institutes and from around the UK, we invite participants from across the biomedical sciences, public health, veterinary medicine, and medical humanities (anthropology, medical history, sociology, geography, etc.).