Mycoplasma genitalium – the ‘silent’ emerging super-bug

  Date: Tuesday 11th December Venue: LG8, Keppel Street Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted pathogen that is associated with cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and urethritis. Of concern, there are reports of a rapid rise in antimicrobial resistance to macrolides (used as first-line therapy) and quinolones (second-line therapy). There is lack of consensus regarding its […]

Demonstrating the role of the contaminated environment in transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens: New methods for terminal disinfection

David Weber M.D. is a Professor of Medicine and Paediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine. He will be joining us for a lunchtime seminar on 6 November to briefly describe study designs in hospital epidemiology and discuss outbreak evaluation in hospital settings and the role of contaminated environment in hospitals with a focus on […]

PhD Upgrade | Antibiotic Use in the Care of Pet Dogs: A Mixed-Methods Anthropologically Informed Study

PhD Upgrade: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognised global threat to human and animal health. To date, most efforts to tackle it have focussed on antimicrobial use in humans and livestock. Analysis of prescribing data has revealed that antimicrobials are frequently used in companion animal care. As we share our lives, homes and antimicrobials with […]

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 […]

PhD Upgrade | Managing everyday fever: an ethnographic study of antibiotic use in Harare, Zimbabwe

Speaker Salome, LSHTM is a Zimbabwean PhD student funded by the Febrile Illness Evaluation in a Broad Range of Endemicities research project. She has been carrying out social research in Zimbabwe for more than ten years and is based with the  Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) in Harare.   Abstract Amidst rising concerns of antimicrobial resistance […]

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 […]