Student Blog

Spotlight 07/05/18 | TB and AMR seminar post World-TB day

I came in to the Rose Room one April lunchtime at LSHTM, alongside a handful of other students, to sacrifice a rare sighting of the sun in London for an insight in to AMR research. Though slightly sleep deprived from assignments, I was nonetheless upbeat to hear from leading researchers. The event organisers Chathika (Researcher, […]

Seminar report | AMR, getting the right message out there

During my year here at LSHTM I have heard more than once about the problem of communicating antimicrobial resistance to the public. Coming from a medical background, this notion puzzled me a bit at first: what is it in the message that is going wrong? On January 18th, a seminar organised by the AMR Centre […]

UCL Students for Global Health Short Course on antimicrobial resistance

On the 14th of November, the UCL Students for Global Health Short Course on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) started, led by Professors from UCL and LSHTM.  With the captivating title “Back to the future”, the first lecture of this free, four-part series was given by Professor Andrew Hayward, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Inclusion Health […]

Seminar report | Resistant microbes and precarious lives: aquaculture health practices and their social and material determinants

Keeping up with AMR seems to expand my knowledge of the world like few other things. Yet another “did you know?” moment came when I attended a seminar the AMR Centre arranged, which discussed research looking at AMR and aquaculture in Bangladesh. I was informed of a salient fact that 60% of our seafood comes […]

Seminar report | How to make resistance-proof antibiotics (LSHTM, 16 November 2017 – Dr Luiz Pedro Carvalho)

One of the big challenges for tackling antimicrobial resistance is the lack of new antibiotics in the development pipeline. When investigating or selecting new compounds to take forward into pre-clinical and clinical development, it will be important to select drugs that are likely to have a long shelf life – i.e. ones that will delay […]

The Third Man: How are we entwined with antimicrobials today?

Please note this blog contains spoilers   By Vinesh Patel   In the world of film – as in the world of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – perhaps not all is as it first seems. If you had told me, “Let’s see a black and white thriller from 1949” a month ago, I may not have […]

‘Superbugs and the Role of Diagnostics – Longitude Prize 3rd Anniversary’

By Daria Tserkovnaya Tuesday 14 November, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, marked the third anniversary of the Longitude Prize and has attracted 250 participants from over 40 countries worldwide. Taking place at Nesta, London and hosted by TV GP, Dr Zoe Williams, the event was attended by a number of Longitude Prize competitors with promising developments […]

Celebrating World Antibiotic Awareness Week with a new Student Liaison Officer team

Happy World Antibiotic Awareness Week everyone! Is this an event to celebrate? On the one hand, maybe not. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest challenges facing public health professionals right now and will likely continue to be so for many years to come. Our ability to treat common infectious diseases is under threat from […]