Pint of Science: Superbug solutions: What you need to know about Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotics

Grab a drink and discover what antibiotic resistance means for us, and what research is being done to tackle it

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The Maypole 20A Portugal Place, Cambridge CB5 8AF


Mon 14th May, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels all over the world, and resistance mechanisms are threatening our ability to treat even common infectious diseases. While calls for new therapies are issued frequently, development of new successful drugs is becoming rare. This event explores new strategies towards successfully using antibiotics to treat infections, starting from understanding the mechanisms bacteria use to evade antibiotics, genomic approaches to improving antibiotic efficiency and other approaches researchers take to discover new ways of treating bacterial infections. Julian Parkhill, Head of Infection Genomics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, will be sharing how sequencing the genomes of bacteria is helping us understand how resistance emerges – and what we can do to tackle it.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets: £4

Please be aware that this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.

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