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Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

Event Type
amr, antibiotic, antimicrobial, health, medicine
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, 612 IGB Conference Center, 1206 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
Sep 24, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018   All Day
Two public lectures and a panel of plenery speakers will be featured.
Nicholas Vasi
Originating Calendar
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Outpacing Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

Join researchers in a two day symposium devoted to understanding and beating antibacterial resistant microbes at the University of Illinois, September 24 - 25 2018.


The symposium will focus on the urgent problem of antimicrobial resistance – the ability of pathogens to survive exposure to existing therapeutic drugs – from both a policy perspective and a research perspective. This issue, which is a potentially catastrophic problem facing humanity, has seen increased public and media attention in recent years. The scientific work within the IGB’s Mining Microbial Genomes research theme is closely aligned with this global problem. The symposium intends to raise awareness and highlight challenges as well as potential solutions.


Experts in the fields of microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, drug development and policy will discuss the current global threat posed by drug-resistant pathogens, share their knowledge of policies to address the problem, and speak on their research efforts to produce novel treatments at a rate that can outpace the development of antimicrobial resistance.


Partial support for this event is provided by the Olga G. Nalbandov Lecture Funds at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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