Public Longitude Prize Event
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 17:00-19:00, Playfair Library
A £10m fund to conserve antibiotics for future generations
Date and time:
Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
The meeting will take place from 17:00-18:15 with a reception to follow
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.
- 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: edin.ac/2kTnVDr