Antimicrobial Resistance

Public Longitude Prize Event

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 17:00-19:00, Playfair Library

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A £10m fund to conserve antibiotics for future generations

Date and time:

  • Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

  • 17:00-19:00 pm

  • The meeting will take place from 17:00-18:15 with a reception to follow


  • Playfair Library

  • Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL


Nesta and the AMR DxC Winter school would like to invite you to come and find out more about the £10m Longitude Prize and the considerations for developing a rapid point-of-care diagnostic.

The Longitude Prize is an historic challenge with a £10 million prize fund that aims to conserve antibiotics for future generations. The challenge is to develop a rapid, accurate, affordable and easy-to-use point-of-care test that will identify when antibiotics are needed.

The Prize was opened in 2014 and will run until September 2019 or until a winner is found.

The event will be hosted by Till Bachmann, Deputy Head of Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

Speakers include

  • Sue Welburn, Edinburgh Medical School -- The Role of Global Research Collaboration to meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Gyorgy Abel, Harvard Medical School -- A clinical perspective on the need for rapid diagnostic tests to diagnose bacterial infections and an overview of the United States NIH AMR prize
  • Penny Wilson, Innovate UK -- UK landscape of support for diagnostics development
  • Sarah Bailey, Longitude Prize -- A global competition to develop a rapid diagnostic test to drive more rational use of antibiotics
  • Stephen Gillespie, St Andrews University -- Antibiotic resistance: you need to be SLIC

There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentations.

Everybody is welcome to attend.

Please register at:


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