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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022 - Edinburgh AMR Showcase

To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022, on 21 November 2022 the Edinburgh AMR Forum is hosting the AMR showcase.

This event  will highlight work across the University and our partner institutions, that addresses the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance, and will be an opportunity to hear about ground-breaking research and to meet with representatives from companies active in this space.  There will be ample time for discussion and networking, to help identify and build multidisciplinary collaborations.

The day will conclude with public engagement activities and a lecture from Prof Frank Møller Aarestrup from the Technical University of Denmark, a pioneer in the links between antibiotic use in animals and the impacts on human health.

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Provisional programme
Time Activity


Arrival coffee
0930 Academic presentations session 1; Till Bachmann - Welcome and introduction; David Dockrell - Host based approaches to combat AMR; Rona Sharp - ePAMS+ Hospital Abx prescribing; Adrian Muwonge - Fleming Fund: Capacity building for AMR surveillance; Richard Mellanby - Veterinary Diagnostics
1100 COFFEE and networking
1130 Academic presentations session 2; Beth Mills - Harnessing the power of light to detect and treat bacteria and fungi; Katerina Guschanki - Ancient AMR in DNA; David Gally - Bacteriophage as alternatives to antibiotics; Laurie Denyer Willis - Policymaking for AMR
1250 LUNCH and poster session
1350 Routes to Translation 1:  Sander Granneman - Post translational regulations of S. aureus virulence and AMR; Debby Bogaert - Impact of antibiotics on early life microbiome and health; Nat Ring - Culture-free sequence-based diagnostics, Andrea Weisse - Biomedical data science for AMR 
1410 Routes to Translation 2:  Marianne Ismail, Microbira - FTIR spectroscopy for rapid, reagent-free identification of yeasts and bacteria; Helge Dorfmuller, RHAPSEDA - Novel glycoconjugate vaccine opportunities for streptococcal disease; Stuart Hannah, MicroplateDx - A cost-effective, rapid antibiotic susceptibility test for urinary tract infections
1440 Panel discussion with funders and industry partners:  Claire Melville - Scottish Enterprise; Phil Packer - Innovate UK; Julie Brady - LifeArc, Rhodri Leng - Baillie Gifford
1510 COFFEE and networking
1530 Industry presentations:  Joerg Hollidt - VetDx; Derek Lindsay - Infex; Fiona Marshall, Biotangents - Rapid accurate detection of Bovine Mastitis contributes to the reduction in AMR
1630 Public engagement with AMR
1730 Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Public Winter Lecture with Professor Frank Møller Aarestrup, Danish Technical University - Beating the Silent Pandemic: Global Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance


To attend the event, please visit the Eventbrite booking page


Further information

If you would like further information about the event, or would like to sponsor the event, please contact the Edinburgh AMR Forum. 

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