Seminars

Seminar | AMR-Scapes: Science Communication and Public Engagement

Summary Professor Andrea Whittaker will be speaking about the public engagement research project AMR-Scapes. AMR-Scapes is  funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant to research public engagements with advice regarding the rational and reduced use of antibiotics. Some of the themes that AMR-Scapes tackles include examining AMR news and health media messages, including scientific assumptions, […]

CMMID Seminar | Modelling the impact of new diagnostic tests on drug resistant gonorrhoea epidemiology

Summary Katy Turner will present results from a novel individual based network simulation model of gonorrhoea transmission in men who have sex with men. The model incorporates multiple strains, including drug resistant strains and flexible options to determine management of individual patients, based on individual diagnosis (e.g. new point of care tests), extended use existing […]

Seminar | Resistant Microbes and Precarious Lives: Aquaculture health practices and their social and material determinants.

Summary This seminar presents field evidence and experience in Bangladesh that examines the country’s export-led aquaculture practices and associated therapeutic applications. In the southwest of Bangladesh farmers earn a precarious living farming shrimp and prawn in aquatic environments harbouring novel pathogens, and in a state of near permanent disease. Over the past four decades development […]

Metrics and Methods for Assessing Antibiotic Use – Roundtable

In late November 2017, the AMR Centre hosted 38 researchers, health and policy professionals in London for a roundtable to discuss how best antibiotic use can be measured in a way that informs strategies to address antibiotic resistance both nationally and internationally. This is a major challenge across different settings given the variety of antibiotics […]

PMDB Seminar | How to make “resistance-proof” antibiotics?

Details Speaker: Dr Luiz Pedro Carvalho Mycobacterial Metabolism and Antibiotic Research Laboratory The Francis Crick Institute Chair: Dr Teresa Cortes Date: 16 November 2017 Time: 12.45pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre

Inaugural Lecture | Evolution of Travel Medicine: From Art to Science

Details Speaker: by Professor Ron Behrens BSc MB ChB MD FRCP, Professor of Travel Medicine Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017 Time: 17:15 – 19:30 Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the South Courtyard Cafe. The lecture will be streamed live.

One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance

8 of November 2017 5pm – 7pm Royal Veterinary College  Great Hall, Camden, Royal College Street, NW1 0TU   To celebrate the International One Health day, we are delighted to invite you to this free, public evening event that will take place at the Royal Veterinary College in Camden, London. Resistance to antimicrobials is currently one […]

Seminar | A Framework for Dissecting and Applying Bacterial Antibiotic Responses

Summary Bacteria form resistance to our antibiotics at an alarming rate, given the timescale at which new treatments are being developed.Thus, there is a critical need to use antibiotics more effectively, extend the shelf life of existing antibiotics and minimize their side effects. Using drug resistant clinical isolates and computational modeling, I have developed a […]

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 […]