Antimicrobial resistance: environments, evolution and transmission

Networking workshops for researchers
London (25 June 2015) Dundee (3 July 2015) Nottingham (7 July 2015)

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) held three interdisciplinary networking workshops to bring together researchers, from all career stages, who have an interest in fundamental or translational research relating to the evolution and transmission of AMR.

AMR is a global health threat. A better understanding of how different environments, and their uses, affect the evolution and transmission of resistance is key to tackling AMR. These environments include: animal and human host tissues; hospitals and urban environments; and agricultural and natural settings.

Multidisciplinary research and knowledge exchange across medicine, the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, social sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences will be vital for closing this knowledge gap and translating research into applications to tackle AMR.

The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance is a collaboration between  Society for General MicrobiologyBiochemical SocietySociety of BiologySociety for Applied MicrobiologyBritish Pharmacological Society, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

For programme details, please click here.

Why did delegates attend?

· Network with other researchers who work on different aspects of AMR in your own field and other scientific disciplines.
· Learn about the funding options and routes available to AMR researchers, including Theme 3 of the AMR Cross-Council Initiative.
· Meet both early-career researchers and established researchers in the field.
· Link up with researchers across the country.
· Find out what learned societies are doing to address AMR and how they can help you increase the impact of your research.