Biomedical Sciences


New Longitude Prize Advisory Panel member

Congratulation to Dr Till Bachmann, Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, who has been appointed to the Longitude Prize Advisory Panel.

 What is the Longitude Prize?

The Longitude Prize seeks to solve a current global challenge. The 'Antibiotics' challenge was voted for by the public from a shortlist of six. The prize is open to everyone from amateur scientists to the professional scientific community to try and solve the problem. Applications will be judged every four months until December 2019.

The winner will receive a prize fund of £10m to develop a  point–of–care diagnostic test that will conserve antibiotics for future generations and revolutionise the delivery of global healthcare. The test must be accurate, rapid, affordable and easy to use anywhere in the world


The Longitude Prize is a pioneering initiative to tackle the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. It has already stimulated a wide range of activities globally in the area of AMR rapid point of care diagnostics and will continue to do so. I am deeply honoured to be appointed as a Prize Advisory Panel Member and look forward to the future successes and impact of this exceptional endeavour.

Dr Till Bachmann  Deputy Head, Division of Pathway Medicine

Further information

The Longitude Prize website

Dr Till Bachmann staff profile

Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine website