Battling superbugs

Running time 13:00 – 14:00

Understanding and combating antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing issues in medical research and is essential for the future health of global populations. But why does it matter so much? 

In this Presidential Address for Medical Sciences Jessica Blair from the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Microbiology and Infection will share new research showing that we’re far closer to understanding bacteria’s ability to survive antibiotic treatment than we’ve ever been. However, getting ahead of the microbes is difficult.
Join her to hear more about how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and the role of efflux pumps, tiny molecular machines that pump substances out of bacterial cells causing antibiotic resistance.
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11 September 2024 - 13:00
East Building EB.G.08, UEL Docklands Campus